Skip to comments.Schwarzenegger Urges Residents in Path of Flames to Flee as Fire Roars in Three Directions
Posted on 08/30/2009 1:48:13 PM PDT by kellynla
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger today urged residents in fire evacuation zones to flee as firefighters predicted another difficult day battling a wildfire that has burned 35,000 acres and threatened more than 12,000 homes from Acton to Altadena.
Schwarzenegger noted at a morning press conference that three residents in Big Tujunga Canyon suffered serious burns trying in vain to save their homes Saturday.
"There will be people who don't listen," the governor said at the fire command post in Lake View Terrace. ". . . Move as soon as [firefighters] say to move."
Although thousands of homes are covered in the evacuation orders, many residents have stayed behind, with some vowing to fight to protect their homes from the Station fire.
The fire line now extends about 19 miles east to west. The governor and other elected officials praised firefighters for successfully protecting subdivisions in the foothills.
With temperatures expected to reach the mid- to high 90s today in the fire areas, officials said they were anticipating extreme fire conditions, mirroring Saturdays, when flames leapt as high as 80 feet and spread at a rate of about 2.5 miles an hour.
More than 2,000 fire personnel now are deployed fighting the Station fire.
In the Acton area, mandatory evacuations have been ordered along the 14 Freeway from Soledad Canyon Road to Crown Valley Road and along Aliso Canyon Road from Soledad Canyon Road to Angeles Forest Highway.
The California Highway Patrol has also closed the onramps and offramps to the 14 Freeway at Soledad Canyon Road, Agua Dulce, Escondido Canyon Road, Red Rover Mine Road and Crown Valley Road. They said they were concerned that fire behavior in the area could become extreme as they were expecting the wind to shift about 10 a.m.
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Los Angeles area fire map: La Cañada Flintridge, Altadena, Glendale, La Crescenta, Pasadena, Acton
—relax, folks—Gaia is just getting it prepared for mudslides when the rains come-—
Arnold’s “Go green!” attitude comes in reality to mean “Burn baby burn!”, for the “environmental” forest management policies leave humans exposed to more risk of harm. Humans first, Arnold.
Save us your lame jokes...
There is nothing funny about what is happening.
Thousands of Firefighters are putting their lives on the line trying to save tens of thousands of homes.
Here we go again.
Fire scorching homes built where they never should have been built in the first place. The CA ecosystem has been based on periodic brush clearing by fire for thousands of years. Man has interrupted that cycle, and now they are paying for it. I read that there had not been a fire in this area for nearly 50 years and that the underbrush had not been cleared in that time.
If you want to avoid this in the future, they need to implement strict building codes:
Brush clearing — nobody should be allowed to let their property be overgrown.
Fire retardent roofs — cement tile, metal, etc. Rigorously enforce this. Remove all wood shingle roofs.
Build multiple access roads — more than one way out of all areas.
Reduce crowding — tear down buildings too close to their neighbors’. Increase lot sizes.
Fire breaks between subdivisions must be kept cleared — open space with no vegetation.
Reservoirs for water storage.
I know that sounds harsh, and implementation will mean that many people currently living in these areas will have to move; but it must be done, or we will see this pattern repeated.
In the mean time, I feel terrible for those who are losing their houses, pets, and perhaps their lives.
Up, down...and sideways.
So you’re going to let the government dictate what everyone can do with their property? How about letting them just take their chances, they know where they are building, if their houses burn down, tuff.
Hm... I seem to remember something from some text... something about a promise of “The fire next time.”
“.....we got riots, fires, and mudslides. We got sushi in the mall!....”
-- when you Commiefornians get smart enough to not build homes on unstable material, and to elect politicians who will allow you to clear brush from near your expensive homes, I won't be able to make jokes about it---
well you almost have it right. there will be the inevitable bailout coming.
—thanks—have fun in anger management class—
Re: “Schwarzenegger Urges Illegals to get in Path of Flames as Fire Roars in Three Directions.
well,i can hope,cant i?”
Yes, you can always have hope, but most illegals would not be affected by these fires unless someone burns down the L.A. basin itself and San Fernando Valley ‘floor’ where there is rarely anything more than a one-house fire. The big wildfires are always in the hilly areas where generally most residents are not illegals.
Get your wallets out, folks!
oh, and you don’t EVER have any natural disaster in Wisconsin now do ya.............
shezzzzzzzzzzzzz... WI geniuses... try MYOB...
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