Aerial pyrotechnics

I'll do a fire news roundup after the 5 p.m. briefing at Hansen Dam. Meanwhile, flying in or out of Los Angeles has been more visually dramatic during the fires. Here's what Bill Mabie saw flying out of Burbank today on Southwest. Not a cloud in that sky: all smoke:


Here's the pyrocumulus cloud Chris Strudwick-Turner saw last night coming home to L.A.


By the way, Eric Spiegelman's time-lapse video of the smoke cloud — posted by us Saturday night — was featured today on the New York Times news blog The Lede.

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