On my way walking home from the coffee shop, I looked up and saw this:
I took this photo a block from my house. The fire was in Griffith Park and had just started. The photo doesn't do the plume of smoke justice. Helicopters that were enveloped when I took the photo looked like pinheads next to it. The fire burned over 800 acres of the park, which is still closed. The tallest building in the photo is one of the Warner Bros. buildings.