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
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LA Co Helo #17 heading to Little Tijunga
This is starting to become very suspicious. National news not carrying this worth a crap.
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.
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.
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! ;)
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.
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Perris~ Loma Linda? new fires? Can't keep up here...
Newhall pass has fire now too
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.
Ballsy call to keep flying. Them air attack boys have my deepest respect.
Just got in so excuse my ignorance but can anyone tell me if these fires are close to Torrance? My kids live there.
No threats to Torrence at this time. Fires are miles away from there right now.
Thank you! I was a little stressed there for a minute. I talked to my son today and he didn’t seem to know much about the fires and they were going to soccer practice but I thought maybe the fires had gotten worse.
New fire behind Von’s in Boquet Ranch and Newhall. First alarm brush response.
Fires have gotten worse. Growing bigger and new starts in new areas.
Nearest fire to Torrence is the Rancho Palo Verdes fire to the south about 10 miles
This is just awful. I am praying for everyone out there.
How do fires just pop up like that?
The wind is howling today in many areas.
Embers blowing miles downwind start new fires
People tossing lit cigs
High wind knocks down power lines that spark off a fire
Arsonists lighting them
Homewowners using edgers or welders throw sparks into tinder dry brush
etc. etc. etc.
The closest I’ve heard of was in Rancho Palos Verdes about a couple of hours ago.
Prayers for the homeless. I hope there's still a lake left that doesn't contain non-native sucker fish so the bombers can fill up. (I've always wondered about CA...why don't they use seawater? Will it endanger the sea or something?)
oh no :|
Prayers for you!
Fire behind Vons in Boquet Ranch and Newhall Ranch. First alarm brush response.
LA Co FD Copter #11 in route. 7 min ETA
IC = Incident
Incident -( a human caused or natural observance such as wildland fire that requires emergency service action to prevent or reduce the loss of life or damage to property or natural resources
Are you kidding? Those tanks are an eyesore, there'd be protests about them. Then the Impact report about all the native species that are disturbed by putting the tank in....
Am I one of the few who is old enough and enough of a long term LA native to remember Dr. George's disaster documentaries where he went through all the causes of the great LA fires, how homeowners need pumps and generators to turn their pools into water supplies for firefighters, etc? As it really seems like the same problems happen year after year after year.
Thanks. I am in Texas and not familiar with the area, but like all Mom’s I get scared to death when I think one of my babies is in danger. I am worried for everyone there and am praying that this just stops.
Dry lightening, intellectual elitism (the campfire'll burn itself out) or deliberate arson.
There was one where some woman in Arizona went to commune with the Navajo gods, got lost and set a signal fire in the middle of the desert, thus burning about one third of Arizona...she got no fine or anything, because she was "distressed" when she set the fire that burned about a third of Arizona. But that sort of thing doesn't happen all that often.
My brother lives in CA and is an avid hiker and camper. He's told me several stories of walking along a popular hiking/camping trail, smelling a BIT more smoke than is comfy, checking it out, and stomping out the abandoned campfire of shoveling dirt over it. He said that finding drug paraphernalia was pretty usual in those cases. He got to the point where he checks out every campfire he hikes past, just in case. I wish more people did that.
Yep. PA, home of the best fire specialists in the country until Tom Ridge drew up HFI for President Bush, took down all their water towers for the same simple-minded reason. It apparently wasn't worth the money to keep them repainted and therefore somewhat less offending to the discriminating eye. Go figure.
I see dumbazzes toss lit cigs every week right next to dry brush on the hillsides. Many of the fires you see startling alongside freeways are car fires or tossed lit cigs.
KFI......(grrrrrrrr) “SOMEWHERE”, a couple of people have been arrested for arson.
No. I speak for both Hubby and me.
Wow! I know here in Texas I have to drive a lot for my job and I get insane when I see someone toss out a lit cigarette butt. It makes no sense to me but they do it anyway. My house is in the country and I also get ticked by people shooting fireworks at my house. I guess I am just not comfortable with fires.
Just an FYI to the smokers. Fire Patrols do record license plate numbers of the goofs who toss out lit cigs. If you smoke and you toss your lit cigs out your car window be ready to pay the piper. No sympathy here if you azz gets hung out to dry.
Too tired to do the Chicken Little Dance tonight. Go away.
San Dimas S&R being activated. I didn’t catch the reason. Anyone?
(Hubby and I smoke cigars) but even here in PA, we ALWAYS put the buggers out on the glass of the window if the ash tray is too full to fit them. Hubby spent too many years fighting forest fires to start one. There is actually an original Smoky the Bear sticker on the wall in front of me...it always seemed wrong to pull it off. ALWAYS think of the consequences of your actions because lives DO depend on it!
LA Mayor Tony Villar on.
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Worst public speaker in history. Unwatchable. Don’t his handlers realize how bad he comes off with his speaking?
I was in ala today man orange county is on fire big time snowing ash in west Anaheim
They probably think He. Is. BRILLIANT! :)
LAPD Chief BRatton speaking on CH 9 from Hanson Dam
People shoot FIREWORKS at your HOUSE?? You have legal recourse for that. It is called malicious mischief. Try it. Hubby and got stuck putting out a fireworks-induced blaze at a drunken party once, and then had to treat one guy who tried the “light the M80 and then toss it” trick. This was NOT amusing.
How’s the air in your area?
For some reason, I’ve been spared.
I’m inviting FRers here...so they can breathe. YOU are required to fix wallboard, tho. ;) :) :)