Driving by a Wildfire

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While driving back from San Diego to Arizona on the I-8 on Sunday afternoon we saw a fire in the distance, I can’t say for sure but there was a thunderstorm that had just rolled in and I believe the fire was started by a lightning strike.

As we drove up to the fire we realized that it had come dangerously close to the I-8 and I snapped photo’s of it as we drove right past.

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Right after this photo the flames were visibly leaping over the hill and racing forward toward the I-8.  I was surprised at just how fast this wildfire was spreading and it made you really consider how dangerous and out of control they get.

We took some video as well:

[youtube width=”550″ height=”343″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XDYd76_SDA[/youtube]

 

-Justin Germino

Updated: August 29, 2011 — 12:02 pm