Fires Rage Outside of Pasadena

An update on the out-of-control California wildfires.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

September begins the official fire season in California, and already, at least eight fires are burning across the state. One in particular, which is blazing on the mountaintops around Pasadena, has fire marshalls worried. California Governor Arnold Schwarzennegar is calling the Pasadena area a disaster area, while fire officials are nervously watching a shifting weather system in fear of increasing winds. Bill Davis, CEO of KPCC public radio in Southern California, gives us an update from his front porch, from where he's watching the fires.

"There are a number of houses in these communities that have been evacuated. And I had an almost surreal experience of going to evacuate a friend’s house, who was on vacation…and going through [it] ... finding wedding albums and things of importance for [my] neighbors." — Bill Davis, CEO of KPCC public radio in Southern California, can see the wildfires from his front porch

KPCC listeners have sent in a series of pictures of the fires:

Guests:

Bill Davis

Contributors:

Molly Webster

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