hollywood sign station fire

HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES - AUGUST 29, 2009: Plumes of smoke from the "station fire" burning in Angeles National Forest loom over the iconic Hollywood sign.


[Update: ran in 100+ newspapers, 500+ news sites, and - my favorite hit so far - a half-page in the 9/14 print edition of TIME.]



  • Carol Ohler 6y

    Wow...great capture.
  • Greg Jordan 6y

    looks like a volcano erupting in the valley. great shot.
  • Windy 6y

  • Kelly Tierney 6y

    amazing shot, i wonder if the fires have ever come close to destroying the hollywood sign, thatd be terrible.
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Taken on August 29, 2009
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