Hollywood is burning!

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I was having a cigarette outside when all of a sudden...
I'm sure by now we've all seen pictures or personally taken pictures of the last few fires at Griffith and Hollywood Hills. This was the first one of the summer (in the city of Los Angeles).

I went outside for a cig at around 2:00pm. My building is really tall and the entrance faces south, so it was just coincidence that I took a little stroll around the building. I look up and there is this humongous cloud of smoke billowing up from the Hollywood Hills. At this point, it was so early on that we couldn't quite smell it yet, but it was definitely a scary sight.

I raced upstairs and lots of people from work were hovering by the NW buildings. From our high vantage point, very little takes us by awe, but this huge cloud of smoke rising from right behind the Hollywood sign was something...

So it turns out: Two kids from Illinois turned themselves in for a fire that got out of control and burned 160 acres behind Hollywood Hills.

News sources say the parents of the 16 and 17 year old may be billed for all the resources used in fighting this blaze...
jenn79 says:
Totally!!
Posted on: Aug 19, 2007
bgslovie says:
I hope they are billed. It is nice when people actually have to take consequences for their actions.
Posted on: Aug 18, 2007
Chelsea says:
oh man!!
Posted on: Apr 29, 2007
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