Breathing Fire

This video was shot by Dan Blank, a filmmaker who normally works in stop-motion animation. It was taken a couple of days ago of the, still raging, wildfires north of Los Angeles. Other filmmakers (there are a few in LA) have also turned their cameras to the billowing smoke of the fire. Check out Eric Spiegelman's similarly breathtaking timelapse videos of the wildfire.

Also, interesting to note here is that the fires are now threatening to destroy several communication and cell towers as well as the Mount Wilson Observatory. The observatory's 'towercam' has since become a popular way to view the wildfire in real-time. For how long, depends on the wild direction and the efforts of the fire dept.

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