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Live Updating Thread: 2007 Southern California Firestorms
LA Times ^ | 9:35 AM PDT, October 21, 2007 | Associated Press

Posted on 10/21/2007 9:48:36 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

UPDATE: The city of Malibu is advising residents in Puerco Canyon to begin evacuating due to a wildfire driven by powerful winds. This area is north of Pacific Coast Highway and about 1 mile west of Pepperdine University. Residents along the beach on Malibu Road may soon be evacuated. Pacific Coast Highway is closed between Kanan-Dume Road and Topanga Canyon. Residents are advised to head to the west. Evacuation centers are being set up in the Zuma Beach area.

A wildfire driven by powerful winds in the Malibu Hills this morning threatened a university, destroyed at least one home and forced the evacuation of hundreds more, authorities said.

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At Dawn...near Hurrican Force Winds occurred in some canyon areas...
1 posted on 10/21/2007 9:48:37 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1914209/posts


2 posted on 10/21/2007 9:51:01 AM PDT by al baby (Hi mom)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

“Live thread” http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1914209/posts?page=13#13


3 posted on 10/21/2007 9:51:07 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Yeah we at Cali freeper ping list mention that crib of Mel Gibson might be threated

I hear Castle burn down Castle is famous landmark that celebrities used for party and stuff


4 posted on 10/21/2007 9:51:11 AM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
The Malibu Presbyterian Church is on fire. The Malibu Castle is completely engulfed in flames, and the Hughes think tank is on fire.

Pepperdine students are being told to immediately gather in the auditorium.

5 posted on 10/21/2007 9:52:03 AM PDT by Dr. Eckleburg ("I don't think they want my respect; I think they want my submission." - Flemming Rose)
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To: A CA Guy; Brad's Gramma; bd476; lainie; BurbankKarl; pollywog; KylaStarr
Thread regarding wind warnings:

California Weather - STRONG DAMAGING SANTA ANA WINDS POSSIBLE SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY..

6 posted on 10/21/2007 9:52:41 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Wow, is this the first thread on this? I am slow to get to the topic, only learned of this 8:20 this a.m.

Sure reminds me of 1993.


7 posted on 10/21/2007 9:52:59 AM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

One mile west of Pepperdine, eh?

And I thought only the Cuyahoga caught on fire! Whod’a thunk the Pacific ocean could too?

Do the writers for the LA Times ghost write from Cleveland?


8 posted on 10/21/2007 9:53:43 AM PDT by ColoCdn (Neco eos omnes, Deus suos agnoset)
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To: SevenofNine

Who is it that keeps the CA ping list... I can’t seem to get on it.


9 posted on 10/21/2007 9:53:49 AM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
KNBC live pictures of a Castle Kashan, built in the 1970's in Malibu, used as a charity/fundraising locale mostly. It's full of Elvis and other popular culture memorabilia. It's burning to the ground.
10 posted on 10/21/2007 9:54:01 AM PDT by lainie ("If you take out the killings, Washington actually has a very low crime rate." - Marion Barry)
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To: La Enchiladita

I don’t think there is one list. Everyone who tries to corral one ends up with half a dozen interested people and no more.


11 posted on 10/21/2007 9:55:11 AM PDT by lainie ("If you take out the killings, Washington actually has a very low crime rate." - Marion Barry)
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To: lainie

No wonder, then...:)
Typical for the free-stylin’ CA way of life!


12 posted on 10/21/2007 9:56:23 AM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: lainie

I wonder if some of the stuff from the Las Vegas Elvis museum went there? Yikes.


13 posted on 10/21/2007 9:57:04 AM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: La Enchiladita

Actually I meant the State ping list our state ping list but there is cali ping list but I don’t know who run it

SORRY


14 posted on 10/21/2007 9:59:18 AM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: lainie

Oh that is just horrible!
It looks like a piece of history is given up to flames. How sad.


15 posted on 10/21/2007 9:59:35 AM PDT by netmilsmom (To attack one section of Christianity in this day and age, is to waste time .)
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To: SevenofNine

That’s okay, sweetie, thanks... I’ll figure it out.


16 posted on 10/21/2007 10:00:55 AM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: La Enchiladita

That’s one way to put it..... ;)


17 posted on 10/21/2007 10:01:02 AM PDT by lainie ("If you take out the killings, Washington actually has a very low crime rate." - Marion Barry)
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To: netmilsmom

On Fox it appears that a house right on the beach is burning!


18 posted on 10/21/2007 10:03:59 AM PDT by claudiustg (You know it. I know it.)
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To: La Enchiladita
I have a short list that I put together ...

Another link:

Malibu Brush Fire Threatens Homes, Pepperdine University--from KTLA

19 posted on 10/21/2007 10:04:51 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: claudiustg

That is an LA City Fire chopper dropping on the house. That is usually a no no, but that house is lost, and they are trying to knock it down to prevent spread.

There is very little water pressure in that area...if more than a couple engines tap the hydrants, the water is gone....


20 posted on 10/21/2007 10:05:12 AM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: claudiustg

This can happen. That’s how Ali McGraw lost her home...


21 posted on 10/21/2007 10:05:27 AM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Thanks, Ernest, I’ll check that link and if you’d like to add me to your CA pings...?


22 posted on 10/21/2007 10:06:34 AM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: La Enchiladita

There is update they repoting on MSNBC right that all morning classes in Pepperine universtiy are going be cancel

NO KIDDING I think also evening classes LOL!


23 posted on 10/21/2007 10:07:09 AM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: La Enchiladita

OK...I’ll add you...


24 posted on 10/21/2007 10:09:44 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: claudiustg

CBS(channel 2 ) is showing that home,...apparently lit up by flying embers and it is quite a distance from the brush fire.,...


25 posted on 10/21/2007 10:11:37 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Oh Sure embers are falling onto roofs.....might take the whole neighborhood if they dont knock them down.....like I said...very low water pressure in Malibu.....


26 posted on 10/21/2007 10:14:29 AM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

It looks like more than one is burning now!


27 posted on 10/21/2007 10:15:05 AM PDT by claudiustg (You know it. I know it.)
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To: BurbankKarl

Thats because the city council put water saver fire hydrates in last year


28 posted on 10/21/2007 10:17:21 AM PDT by al baby (Hi mom)
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To: ColoCdn

West is South there.


29 posted on 10/21/2007 10:19:24 AM PDT by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: BurbankKarl

Remember all the talk about the “Super Scooper” during the 1993 fire? What ever came of that?


30 posted on 10/21/2007 10:20:09 AM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: ColoCdn

Malibu is along the south-facing stretch of coastline, at the north end of Santa Monica Bay.


31 posted on 10/21/2007 10:21:07 AM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: All
Another news bit:

Two Out of Control Fires in Southern CA

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SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) - Two Los Angeles area wildfires are causing worries this morning.

A 50-acre blaze near the Pacific Coast Highway is threatening Pepperdine University and the Malibu Crest neighborhood. L.A. County fire officials say it has burned at least 50 acres.

In the northeastern part of the county, 50 mile-per-hour winds and dry conditions have been stoking a blaze in the Angeles National Forest. Authorities say that fire has consumed about 500 acres.

Fire officials are focused on protecting a town in Ventura County about five miles west of the blaze. A Forest Service spokesman says the fire could threaten homes to the south and southwest by the end of the day if the fires continues to move that direction. Picture courtesty of CBS5

32 posted on 10/21/2007 10:22:28 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: SevenofNine

LOL... Pepperdine has come so close to being burned at least twice before.

Ch. 5 showing a beachfront home burning.


33 posted on 10/21/2007 10:23:49 AM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

bttt


34 posted on 10/21/2007 10:26:07 AM PDT by Guenevere (Duncan Hunter...President '08)
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To: netmilsmom; La Enchiladita

Some woman on KABC TV was just talking about the museum-level quality collection that burned this morning. It included million-dollar Venetian chandeliers, Elvis Presley furniture, personal notes from Ronald Reagan, Nixon, Princess Di, etc. More structures are on fire all over Malibu.


35 posted on 10/21/2007 10:26:28 AM PDT by lainie ("If you take out the killings, Washington actually has a very low crime rate." - Marion Barry)
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To: La Enchiladita

Super Scooper comes around on occasion (it’s based in Canada I think?) but the winds are so bad today, nothing’s flying.


36 posted on 10/21/2007 10:27:33 AM PDT by lainie ("If you take out the killings, Washington actually has a very low crime rate." - Marion Barry)
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To: lainie
Terrible...

From channel 2 ....First Tanker now just arriving.....Airtankers out of Hemet...I think I heard....

37 posted on 10/21/2007 10:29:02 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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38 posted on 10/21/2007 10:29:20 AM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: lainie

Geez, I hope they got at least some of the stuff out of there!

That is tragic.


39 posted on 10/21/2007 10:29:57 AM PDT by netmilsmom (To attack one section of Christianity in this day and age, is to waste time .)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

40 posted on 10/21/2007 10:30:22 AM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: La Enchiladita

WOWWW now being reported on another news outlet the fire jump the street on PCH

WHATTT


41 posted on 10/21/2007 10:30:44 AM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: lainie
From the other thread:

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42 posted on 10/21/2007 10:31:06 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: hole_n_one

What’s transfixing (is that a word?) is how *fast* it’s moving.

Don’t forget everyone, 500+ acres are burning uncontrolled at Castaic right now. There was a fire at Porter Ranch/Northridge, but it’s contained around 20 acres.


43 posted on 10/21/2007 10:32:37 AM PDT by lainie ("If you take out the killings, Washington actually has a very low crime rate." - Marion Barry)
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44 posted on 10/21/2007 10:32:50 AM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: netmilsmom
As far as I know, they got nothing out of there before the fire.
45 posted on 10/21/2007 10:33:48 AM PDT by lainie ("If you take out the killings, Washington actually has a very low crime rate." - Marion Barry)
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To: SevenofNine
Flying embers....new term to me....Fire is spotting....embers cause Fire to start in very scattered locations...very tough to fight this kind of fire...
46 posted on 10/21/2007 10:33:54 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

This fire is hellbent on destruction.

Watching that castle burn on one of the feeds was just heartbreaking.


47 posted on 10/21/2007 10:34:09 AM PDT by KylaStarr (..keeping watch in east county SD)
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To: hole_n_one

Thanks for the Great Graphics....


48 posted on 10/21/2007 10:34:32 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: lainie

Ugh. Oh that’s bad.


49 posted on 10/21/2007 10:34:46 AM PDT by netmilsmom (To attack one section of Christianity in this day and age, is to waste time .)
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To: lainie

But Lanie that is just the common people Malibu is much more important


50 posted on 10/21/2007 10:34:58 AM PDT by al baby (Hi mom)
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