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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: WestCoastGal
That is the number just in Los Angeles County.

According to Ken Vecchiarelli the Director Yorba Linda Water District, the Hidden Hills area of Yorba Linda has lost its water. The water pump station burned and is no longer functional. Trying to bring a replacement pump up from Laguna Hills canyon. Absolutely unbelievable and uncontrollable.

241 posted on 11/15/2008 4:09:25 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: WestCoastGal

Fox is reporting 500 mobile homes gone in Sylmar. Scores of homes going up right now in Yorba Linda and Anaheim Hills


242 posted on 11/15/2008 4:09:33 PM PST by spectr17 (What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about?)
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To: BurbankKarl
There should be a water tank on the top of the hill!

Don't recall seeing any big water tanks in the hills above Yorba Linda from the 91 freeway. Apparently they were using multiple three stage pumping stations.

243 posted on 11/15/2008 4:12:00 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: spectr17

New starts in Loma Linda, Perris


244 posted on 11/15/2008 4:13:25 PM PST by BurbankKarl (a)
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To: BurbankKarl

Thanks for the heads up. I’m on vacation so I’m home in Redlands. Was wondering when we were next. Got the videocam ready


245 posted on 11/15/2008 4:14:48 PM PST by spectr17 (What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about?)
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To: justa-hairyape; spectr17

Thanks to you both for the info.

Just a horrible scene.

I pray the winds die down soon.


246 posted on 11/15/2008 4:15:03 PM PST by WestCoastGal (READ MY LIPSTICK!!! Sarah will be back.)
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To: WestCoastGal

Wind is surprisingly calm here in Redlands and Loma Linda are.

80°F
Current: Clear
Wind: SE at 1 mph
Humidity: 11%


247 posted on 11/15/2008 4:20:51 PM PST by spectr17 (What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about?)
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Brush repsonse. LA County FD

14831 Little Tijunga


Overnight winds 25-35 mph per Fox. Red flag until 4pm Sunday


248 posted on 11/15/2008 4:25:03 PM PST by spectr17 (What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about?)
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To: BurbankKarl

The Coroner command post has rolled up to the mobile home park....I bet they are setting up those giant tents like during the Metrolink crash.


249 posted on 11/15/2008 4:26:31 PM PST by BurbankKarl (a)
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We’re gonna lose most of the air attack in the next hour. Gonna get ugly.


250 posted on 11/15/2008 4:26:36 PM PST by spectr17 (What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about?)
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LA Co Helo #17 heading to Little Tijunga


251 posted on 11/15/2008 4:28:48 PM PST by spectr17 (What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about?)
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To: BurbankKarl
New starts in Loma Linda, Perris

This is starting to become very suspicious. National news not carrying this worth a crap.

252 posted on 11/15/2008 4:28:54 PM PST by The Cajun (Mind numbed robot , ditto-head, Hannitized, Levinite)
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To: BurbankKarl
oh no.... the fire swept through there so fast that it will be a miracle if no lives were lost!

The Coroner command post has rolled up to the mobile home park....I bet they are setting up those giant tents like during the Metrolink crash.

253 posted on 11/15/2008 4:30:15 PM PST by pollywog (I will lift mine eyes to the hills from whence cometh my help. My help comes from the Lord...Ps 121)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Oh my gosh, my eyes are stinging and our glass table outside is coated with ash. My lungs feel like they are full of tobacco and I don’t smoke. Well, I guess today we all are smokers.

Glad you can breathe there — take a deep breath for me! We must be in the line of the smoke rushing to the sea.


254 posted on 11/15/2008 4:31:37 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: Yaelle

Boy...

I can SEE when a new building goes up, but thank G-d the smoke’s moving away from me.

Why don’t you load up the crew & come on down...and breath! ;)


255 posted on 11/15/2008 4:32:56 PM PST by Bradís Gramma ( PRAY!)
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To: The Cajun

No mention of Perris or Loma Linda on local news either that I’ve seen.

I got up on the roof for a look see west to Loma Linda and I can’t see any smoke headers. I’m about 5 miles east of LL as the crow flies.


256 posted on 11/15/2008 4:33:46 PM PST by spectr17 (What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about?)
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To: WestCoastGal

Live stream for those who can’t get any news on Fox.

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/live/?aid=31997849&vid=30518544


257 posted on 11/15/2008 4:35:26 PM PST by WestCoastGal (READ MY LIPSTICK!!! Sarah will be back.)
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To: spectr17
No mention of Perris or Loma Linda on local news

Perris~ Loma Linda? new fires? Can't keep up here...

258 posted on 11/15/2008 4:36:08 PM PST by pollywog (I will lift mine eyes to the hills from whence cometh my help. My help comes from the Lord...Ps 121)
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To: WestCoastGal

Newhall pass has fire now too


259 posted on 11/15/2008 4:36:43 PM PST by WestCoastGal (READ MY LIPSTICK!!! Sarah will be back.)
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To: spectr17
We’re gonna lose most of the air attack in the next hour. Gonna get ugly.

Almost a full moon rising after 7pm. Some speculation there might be enough light for certain aircraft, but very if'y due to smoke, wind ect. I'd bet they won't chance it.

260 posted on 11/15/2008 4:37:42 PM PST by dragnet2
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