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Luxury Tours of Los Angeles - 3:00 22 July 2013

Fire Storm Clouds the Desert Sky

Smoke clouds bloom over the San Jacinto Mountains

Private Desert Tour Witnesses Wildfire

Our custom luxury tours take our guests wherever they want to go in California.  Our custom vehicles generally explore southern California including the desert out to Palm Springs.  This past week we had occasion to show off the wide open space east of Los Angeles (the Mojave Desert) heading into that spectacular desert community.  Just south of our route are the San Jacinto Mountains where a large fire has been burning for more than a week near the camping and art community of Idyllwild.  The smoke clouds billow above the jagged rocky peaks while closer in an army of firefighting specialists battle the blaze to save the small mountain communities threatened by the blaze.  As we got closer we were treated to the sight of an air tanker arriving to fight the fire.  Favorable weather over the weekend has increased containment of the fire significantly.  We wish the best for threatened communities and for the safety of the firefighters.

Photo of air tanker near Idyllwild

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