Skip to comments.Los Angeles: Fire Forces Evacuations, Burns Homes in Sylmar Area
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.
(Excerpt) Read more at myfoxla.com ...
They’re at the 91 & Imperial Hwy. (my friend & her family)
Main concern in Anaheim Hills is Santa Ana Canyon and Weir Canyon Rds., according to KCAL 9.
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.
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.
Thanks to both of you!
In Long Beach indoors the air is orange and thick and feels like 50% smoke. Ugh.
91 East, prior to Weir Canyon. By a tad....
Is there a way we can get YOU on the ballot for Gov of CA??
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.
YA I know.. I am not far from the Brea fire.. keeping an eye on things
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.
No. Done my time in Kahl-ee-fornia. Not going back. Ever.
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.
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?
Any guess as to how this latest catastrophe started?
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.
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.
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