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Los Angeles: Fire Forces Evacuations, Burns Homes in Sylmar Area
FOX News ^ | 15 November 2008

Posted on 11/15/2008 2:27:38 AM PST by bd476


Fire Forces Evacuations, Burns Homes in Sylmar Area

Sayre Fire is near the 210 Freeway in Northern Los Angeles.


A dangerous, fast-moving brush fire in the Sylmar section of the San Fernando Valley, spread by gusting 50 mph winds has now burned at least five homes and is threatening several more, City Fire Department spokesperson Melissa Kelly said today.

So far there are no reports of injuries to residents or fire personnel, said Kelly.

The blaze ignited about 10:30 p.m. in the dry, brushy hills above 13000 W. Sayre Street near Shablow Ave, and has so far consumed more than 500 acres.


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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: 0prah; fire; lafd; losangeles; wildfires
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To: maggief

They’re at the 91 & Imperial Hwy. (my friend & her family)


181 posted on 11/15/2008 1:57:12 PM PST by Bradís Gramma ( PRAY!)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Main concern in Anaheim Hills is Santa Ana Canyon and Weir Canyon Rds., according to KCAL 9.


182 posted on 11/15/2008 2:01:25 PM PST by Deo volente (On January 20, 2009 America moves to DEFCON 2.)
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To: KylaStarr; MamaDearest

Do you remember the fires near San Bernardino and Lake Arrowhead where the white van was spotted near at least two fire starts? That was probably 4 years ago when I was still there IIRC.


183 posted on 11/15/2008 2:01:43 PM PST by WestCoastGal (READ MY LIPSTICK!!! Sarah will be back.)
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To: Brad's Gramma
The fire crossed the 57 just north of Imperial. The police scanner report from BurbankKarl stated they were going to close the 57 at Imperial. If they are north of Imperial it would be a concern.
184 posted on 11/15/2008 2:03:07 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: Brad's Gramma
Ohh. 91 and Imperial. Not sure where that is.
185 posted on 11/15/2008 2:04:25 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: Deo volente; justa-hairyape

1:34 PM - The Corona Fire has jumped south of the Riverside (91) Freeway, and Anaheim fire officials are issuing mandatory evacuation orders for about 3,100 homes in Anaheim Hills. The evacuation area is bounded by the 91 freeway on the north, the 241 toll road on the east, and either Weir Canyon Road or Serrano Avenue on the west. All homes north of Marblehead Way, accessed from Serrano Avenue, are included in the mandatory evacuation. Relocation centers have not yet been established.

http://www.myfoxla.com/myfox/pages/Home/Detail;jsessionid=14230C4260AC0AB73858534BC62810FD?contentId=7872755&version=18&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=TSTY&pageId=1.1.1&sflg=1

Thanks to both of you!


186 posted on 11/15/2008 2:05:21 PM PST by Bradís Gramma ( PRAY!)
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To: truth_seeker

In Long Beach indoors the air is orange and thick and feels like 50% smoke. Ugh.


187 posted on 11/15/2008 2:06:59 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: justa-hairyape
Ohh. 91 and Imperial. Not sure where that is.

91 East, prior to Weir Canyon. By a tad....

188 posted on 11/15/2008 2:08:11 PM PST by Bradís Gramma ( PRAY!)
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To: NVDave

Is there a way we can get YOU on the ballot for Gov of CA??


189 posted on 11/15/2008 2:09:17 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: truth_seeker

No, the fires are not. The mis-management of the fuel for the fires is.

There are only three things fire needs: Air, fuel and ignition.

Absent arson, often ignition is involuntary. You can’t do anything about air. So fire management comes down to fuels management.

If you don’t manage the fuels when conditions are in your favor, you have zero chance to manage the fire in conditions that are not in your favor.

The repeated fires in pre-settlement times were often much smaller and occurred much more frequently, so the fuel load was kept relatively low.

50+ years of fire suppression, coupled with a lack of mechanical or other fuel load management, results in fuel loads that exceed historic levels and result at some point in fires that exceed historic fires in intensity and size. If we’re not going to burn off the fuels in prescribed burns (and given the lack of competence shown by land management agencies in prescribed burns recently, I can understand people’s reluctance for such burns), there is only mechanical fuel reduction possible at the edges of developed areas.

This, the environmentalists have prevented with zeal.

This fuels management issue is also why today’s forest fires burn hotter and further than ever before too.


190 posted on 11/15/2008 2:12:28 PM PST by NVDave
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To: dragnet2

YA I know.. I am not far from the Brea fire.. keeping an eye on things


191 posted on 11/15/2008 2:12:34 PM PST by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: BurbankKarl

One chopper pilot at about 2000 feet saw large burning embers blowing by under him, he estimated some of this flying, burning material was at 400’ elevation moving at about 40 miles per hour in a southwesterly direction.


192 posted on 11/15/2008 2:12:44 PM PST by dragnet2
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To: Yaelle

No. Done my time in Kahl-ee-fornia. Not going back. Ever.


193 posted on 11/15/2008 2:13:01 PM PST by NVDave
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To: dragnet2
250 unit apt. complex (Cascade Apts.) fully engulfed........


194 posted on 11/15/2008 2:16:37 PM PST by hole_n_one
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To: markman46

Good idea...It comes quick, spotting all over the place depending on the wind. I’d go out and look every few minutes if I were you.


195 posted on 11/15/2008 2:21:26 PM PST by dragnet2
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To: napscoordinator

I am all for allowing liberals to reap the consequences of their actions. That is the only way some individuals ever learn anything.

Unfortunately, disaster victims are almost never the same idiot activists who created the situation in the first place.

How many shyster ACLU lawyers died on 9/11?


196 posted on 11/15/2008 2:30:25 PM PST by bornred
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To: bd476

Any guess as to how this latest catastrophe started?

Just awful.


197 posted on 11/15/2008 2:31:46 PM PST by eleni121 (EN TOUTO NIKA!! +)
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To: hole_n_one

Man, the sun is blood red right now...Heavy smoke blowing almost due west, southwest. It should start raining ashes here pretty soon as it starts to descend.


198 posted on 11/15/2008 2:33:01 PM PST by dragnet2
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199 posted on 11/15/2008 2:33:20 PM PST by hole_n_one
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To: hole_n_one

Incredible pictures!

That apartment complex is just a few yards south of the 91 Freeway.

The air is full of thick, black smoke. Incredibly, there are people still driving eastbound on the 91 with the fires all around them.


200 posted on 11/15/2008 2:35:13 PM PST by Deo volente (On January 20, 2009 America moves to DEFCON 2.)
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