having grown up in california, i know for a fact that every year, the state organizes huge fires in a vain attempt to elicit sympathy from the rest of the country. (it's produced by the same people who put on the annual huge mudslides. some people will stop at nothing for attention.)
anyway, on the flight home from LA yesterday, we went directly over their current version of "California's On Fire." i thought i got a pretty cool shot from the plane window, but i have to admit, the one in the chicago tribune this morning totally kicks butt in conveying the scope. kudos ("nice going"), tribune.