Griffith Park Fire | May 10, 2007 | Canon Powershot G9

I was at home on the top of Mount Washington when the fire broke out. Standing out on the street, looking over the valley at the hill, the fire was very small and contained. I saw a giant palm tree explode and go flying. It is hard to tell how far it flew but it was a good distance. As it hit the hill side, it erupted in flames as Los Angeles was especially dry at the time. I ran to get my camera, and by the time that I got back the fire was in full swing. had to crank the ISO in order to be able to capture anything so they are pretty noisy.