Saturday, May 17, 2014

Reminder: Get Your Brush Clearance Done!

Photo: Futterer, Holyland Exhibition, 1960.  Grass fire on the slope above the Red Car Property when there wasn't a whole lot on the hills leading up to Lake View & Silver Ridge.  (Click on photos to enlarge.)

If single digit humidity and triple digit temperatures combined with Santa Ana winds, fires in the LA River weren't enough motivation, perhaps those San Diego County fires this week will light a fire under your ass.  Get your brush clearance done!  Rethink your landscaping if you have combustible plants like bamboo or arundo which literally explode and spread fire in all directions when they burn because gases build up in the hollow chambers of the plant until the plant bursts.  
Photo: Futterer, Holyland Exhibition, 1960.  That's the view from atop Lake View looking down on the grading for the 2 Freeway.

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