Santa Anas are dry winds that occur every Fall in Southern California. They are often accompanied by wildfires. If sparks fly during the Santa Anas there is nothing you can do but watch as the fire consumes everything in its path. I stood and watched one of these fires as 40' flames crept towards our house. I experienced a feeling of utter helplessness in the face of an overwhelming elemental force of nature. But I also felt calm. People around me told me I should not watch our house burn down, but I thought, if this is how it's going to go, I should be there for it to the end.
(As it turned out, the firemen stopped the fire about 100' from the house.)
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