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Sep. 9th, 2010 11:50 pm
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So, a major fire broke out about 4.5 miles from where I live this evening. Apparently a high capacity gas line exploded, and the current damage count from CalFire is 53 houses lost and 120 houses damaged. We know at least one person has died, and probably in the range of a couple dozen injured. It's weird, and strangely familiar. After going through the Oakland Hills fire back in 1991 (I lived in Richmond at the time), I thought that there couldn't be anything more eerie than smelling the smoke and seeing Orange sky. I was wrong.

I saw flames shooting up over the hilltop from my apartment.

Date: 2010-09-14 10:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fogwave.livejournal.com
When I was still at home, in High School and lived on 36th St. in Richmond, a peanut oil fefinry blew up. It was in the middle of the night. When I WOKE UP, I was standing under the door sill in my bedroom closet. (Talk about Earthquake preparedness being ingrained!) Anyway, Keith woke up and went to sleep with my mom. I had to wake Beth up from her bad dream and she slept in my bed. I can remember watching out my bedroom window, watching the red reflection in the horizon and listening to the radio. It took like 3 hours for them to report what happened. Than God for internet.


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