A and I went out for a walk and saw a giant pillar of smoke stretching up above Telegraph Ave. Walked up there and found the local liquor store / laundromat in an inferno. A dozen fire trucks, suds foaming on the street, hundreds of people gawking from behind police tape. We really like the old Chinese man who runs the liquor store, and felt bad for him. Couldn’t find him though. The air stunk. Took them hours to get it under control. Telegraph blocked off, so traffic being re-routed through all the side streets.