Friday, May 14, 2010

Controlled Burn (Skywatch)

A refinery in Torrance, LA basin and San Gabriel Mountains as viewed from top of Palos Verdes. I saw the flame on my drive home...it looked alarmingly large but it was thankfully a routine burnoff from the refinery.

12 comments:

Lois said...

Nice capture Tash! That would be scary if you didn't know what it was.

ben wideman said...

Kind of disturbing that a smoke spewing fire like this is considered routine...

Wanda said...

Always good to know when a fire is a controled one.

Lovely shot.

brattcat said...

They must have a permit to do that. I wonder about the contribution of such a burn-off to smog in the area.

gogouci said...

That would be a scary scene to see flame from the refinery. Otherwise, looks like a nice day in SoCal. Have a great weekend.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

I've driven by the refinery when it's letting off seam/oil/soot. Pretty dramatic

Linda said...

It does look alarming with so much habitation around. Wouldn't want to be downwind of that.

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» et Mme la Vache live near the Chevron refinery in Richmond, so we've seen those burn-offs. They are dramatic!

Inverness Daily Photo said...

A powerful image.

Lori Lynn said...

You caught it at the right time of day, cool!
LL

Powell River Books said...

That reminds me of the night Wayne and I went flying while there was rioting downtown LA. There were lots of fires and smoke trails in the sky. I know people get angry, but it didn't make sense to destroy where you lived. - Margy

Merisi said...

Amazing that they are allowed to simply let the smoke escape into the air!