The Mountains are Burning: My Fire Diary

by Jake Orlowitz

Photo by Adam Wilson on Unsplash

Saturday night the lighting came, thousands of bright white flashes in the sky. People said it was the most beautiful storm they’d ever seen. Hundreds of fires sparked across the landscape. The fires connected forming what they call a Complex.

They cut the power to our neighborhood in 95 degree heat. We sat around a pool telling ghost stories and…