The remains of an abandoned building that burned down during the massive 2003 Cedar Fire in San Diego County. All that's left is the fireplace and cement foundation, there is no roof or walls.
The Cedar Fire in 2003 was a massively destructive wildfire that burned hundreds of thousands of acres of land in San Diego county. With the devastation in the Cuyamaca area and the Cleveland National forest, many buildings were destroyed and this building is one of the casualties. It seems fitting that all that remains is the fireplace and chimney that was undoubtably the central gathering spot.
Throughout the area there are many other such buildings that burned down either in the Cedar Fire or another wildfire. Like this one, in most cases only the fireplace and a bit of foundation remains. These buildings can be challenging to find as they are often not visible from the main roads, but when I find one I get a bit of rush as if I found buried treasure.
I enjoy visiting this spot because nobody comes here and it's very peaceful and quiet at night. A relic of a past time and the only company are the stars and Milky Way galaxy. Just pull up a chair and watch the night sky.
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