I support hanging arsonists and I am not kidding.
I worked up a quick timeline on the fires today, and not including the Bernado Fire which started Tuesday morning and is still burning, I counted 13 fires by 5pm when they seemed to stop. (LA times had something about a woman and others being detained in the 405 freeway fire but it nails me on the subscription thing and won’t let me see the article). Pendleton is still burning after spreading to 6,000 acres.
The start times are from various news sources, too lazy to link them all:
(Bernado Fire/North San Diego County/Del Norte Highschool area - 10:30am Tuesday)
Los Ceritos Wetlands/Long Beach 9:30am - spot fires spread on boats in Alamitos Bay; roof of hotel; wetlands fire was ‘largest in 20 years’
Tomahawk Fire/Fallbrook 9:45am = boxtruck on fire origins
Border Patrol Station/San Clemente 10:00am
Highway Fire/Rancho Monserate/Rancho Viejo 12:00pm
Freeway Fire/San Onofre/Anaheim 12:30pm big-rig fire origin
Oceanside Fire 1:00pm
Escondito Fire abt 1:00pm
Briggs Fire Santa Paula/Ventura 1:10pm
San Marcos/Cocos Fire 3:45pm- graduation ceremonies cancelled for this weekend
Mission Hills/405 Freeway Fire before 4pm
Aurora Fire/Lakeside 5pm
Scripps Ranch Fire abt 5pm
I’m in the middle of this mess, and at 2am PT, am too wound up to sleep. I went thru the 2003 & 2007 San Diego wildfires; this set is crazy, unless you realize they’re no accident. One fire after another started all day Wednesday. Am convinced we have one or more firebug terrorists driving around throwing incendiary devices from a vehicle / vehicles. Large fire on Tuesday that was fought successfully. I think that outraged the terrorist(s), and for revenge, we’ve gotten one huge blaze after another. My guess is Earth Liberation Front (ELF) enviro nuts, who have made arson attacks in San Diego before. A number of the fires set adjacent to large, pricey homes in well to do areas, and three near the Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base.
Any undocumented actually caught having done this
will be released with all immigrant felons.
Mr. Boehner agrees with us that the Tea Party and
Israel will be held accountable in their stead."
I had no idea those flowers would burn with such intensity...
I know that area pretty well. It used to be a hub of Hispanic migrant workers camps / shanty towns.
I used to live there bump to follow.