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Fire in Burbank

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Originally uploaded by karakrio.

Apparently there was a little fire in Burbank today (see Flickr stream), about 150 acres. It burned close to Universal Studios and across the LA River from the Warner Brothers lot. (Just a few blocks from the Disney lot, really.) When I lived in Burbank, I worked in this building for six years. You can see the fire is right across the street from it. Warner Brother Studios is directly behind where this photo was taken.

Amazingly enough it sounds like no major structures were lost and no lives were lost. That’s good. But it certainly was a close call for those major attractions. A big thanks to the firefighters who risked their lives to put down the flames.

The Orlando area is having a dry season of it’s own. Hopefully I won’t be repeating this story for the east coast anytime soon. (via Nikki Finke’s Deadline Hollywood)