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Live Updating Thread: 2007 Southern California Firestorms
LA Times ^ | 9:35 AM PDT, October 21, 2007 | Associated Press

Posted on 10/21/2007 9:48:36 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

UPDATE: The city of Malibu is advising residents in Puerco Canyon to begin evacuating due to a wildfire driven by powerful winds. This area is north of Pacific Coast Highway and about 1 mile west of Pepperdine University. Residents along the beach on Malibu Road may soon be evacuated. Pacific Coast Highway is closed between Kanan-Dume Road and Topanga Canyon. Residents are advised to head to the west. Evacuation centers are being set up in the Zuma Beach area.

A wildfire driven by powerful winds in the Malibu Hills this morning threatened a university, destroyed at least one home and forced the evacuation of hundreds more, authorities said.

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To: Brad's Gramma

east I think....


1,901 posted on 10/22/2007 10:40:15 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: BurbankKarl

LA County just dispatched a bunch of units to Soledad Canyon...


1,902 posted on 10/22/2007 10:41:48 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
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Green Valley Fire (Slide Fire) is burning SW into Running Springs town. Lots of Boy Scout and church camps there too in the forest.


1,903 posted on 10/22/2007 10:44:48 PM PDT by spectr17 (What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about?)
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To: NormsRevenge; BurbankKarl

Those look like “space blankets”... I thank God they made it out alive. What a scary picture; it could have been all over for them...

What heroes.


1,904 posted on 10/22/2007 10:45:02 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: BurbankKarl
Mandatory evacuations SR 56 to the Pacific, North to Lomas Santa Fe Dr (Del Dios Hwy).. Del Mar and Solana Beach are right in the firing line...

North County Other than Oceanside) is either under mandatory or voluntary evacuation orders...

1,905 posted on 10/22/2007 10:45:07 PM PDT by sofaman (Those who attempt to rewrite history are probably planning to repeat it.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Nite...I am stopping soon also!


1,906 posted on 10/22/2007 10:45:19 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: La Enchiladita

hey LE! been ages....I hope that you’re keeping well...


1,907 posted on 10/22/2007 10:45:42 PM PDT by sofaman (Those who attempt to rewrite history are probably planning to repeat it.)
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To: La Enchiladita

Rancho Sante Fe in SD county

Firefighters fought the fire back...lots of areas burnt and came up to alot of houses but only one or two burnt according to a news producer


1,908 posted on 10/22/2007 10:46:12 PM PDT by janetjanet998
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To: mfccinsd; CAluvdubya

Thanks! I think CLD would appreciate that we’re thinkin’ of her. :-)

Your description of RB etc is heartbreaking!


1,909 posted on 10/22/2007 10:46:36 PM PDT by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: calcowgirl

145,000 acres. Has there ever been a fire that big?


1,910 posted on 10/22/2007 10:47:04 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: spectr17

Wrap it in tinfoil..with butter and throw it in the camp fire...works with trout.,...


1,911 posted on 10/22/2007 10:47:33 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: janetjanet998

the wind is driving the fire back into RSF, though...


1,912 posted on 10/22/2007 10:47:59 PM PDT by sofaman (Those who attempt to rewrite history are probably planning to repeat it.)
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To: dragnet2; All

I looked up and the header has been changed to be inclusive of all.

Pictures on Ch. 9 now of fire in Santa Clarita... this is also the Canyon Country fire?


1,913 posted on 10/22/2007 10:50:09 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68

Outstanding..!!!

:)


1,914 posted on 10/22/2007 10:50:55 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: La Enchiladita

new large fire now burning in Santa Clarita in LA county..

winds picking up..
mobile home park right in its path!!

trailers on fire

very windy


1,915 posted on 10/22/2007 10:51:36 PM PDT by janetjanet998
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To: La Enchiladita

KCAL 9 showing new fire in Santa Clarita. Structures already burning.


1,916 posted on 10/22/2007 10:52:42 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: BurbankKarl

I am just seeing this fire in Soledad Canyon, a trailer park, now...


1,917 posted on 10/22/2007 10:53:47 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: janetjanet998
Looks bad. That is the problem now. Random fires in random directions as the general Santa Ana wind starts to slow down. We will be changing from Wind Driven fires to Brush Driven fires.
1,918 posted on 10/22/2007 10:54:35 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: La Enchiladita

That is Soledad IC....

Trailer Park, Condo Complex...all kinds of engines rolled from the other fire command post

LASD and LAPD responding


1,919 posted on 10/22/2007 10:54:41 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: sofaman

Hi sofaman...HUGS...I sent you a ping much earlier but it’s easy to miss pings these days... thought about you this a.m.


1,920 posted on 10/22/2007 10:54:43 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: justa-hairyape

Looks like the wind is still cranking through out of the east. Tomorrow is gonna be almost as bad as today. The numbers will be devastating.


1,921 posted on 10/22/2007 10:55:48 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: La Enchiladita

;0)


1,922 posted on 10/22/2007 10:56:00 PM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: La Enchiladita

I have a friend who lives right around there, only they call it a “mobile home park.” All the mobile homes look like little houses, with porches, gardens. It’s the same area and I pray it’s not my friend’s place.

Been getting a lot of smoke since early evening here. The air had pretty much cleared out in the afternoon then whammo.


1,923 posted on 10/22/2007 10:57:42 PM PDT by bd476
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To: justa-hairyape

God, it would be so wonderful to have a miracle rainstorm...


1,924 posted on 10/22/2007 10:57:53 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: La Enchiladita

Just rain... no lightning...


1,925 posted on 10/22/2007 10:59:38 PM PDT by antceecee (where do we go from here Ollie?.)
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To: La Enchiladita

There are people in those mobile homes


1,926 posted on 10/22/2007 10:59:46 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: La Enchiladita

KCAL just stopped for the evening..any more live LA feeds?

last live shot showing trailer park on fire


1,927 posted on 10/22/2007 10:59:56 PM PDT by janetjanet998
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To: La Enchiladita

Here in San Diego County the Cedar Fire in 2003 burned about 280,000 acres.

The one this year in Utah burned about 360,000 acres.

In 1988, the Yellowstone NP fire burned almost 800,000.

Maybe not the largest, but a good bet this one might be one of the most expensive.


1,928 posted on 10/22/2007 11:00:05 PM PDT by Strzelec
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Thank you, Ernest. Prayers for your kin that they aren’t in any of the fire or smoke areas.


1,929 posted on 10/22/2007 11:01:22 PM PDT by bd476
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To: La Enchiladita
God, it would be so wonderful to have a miracle rainstorm...

Not during a La Nina. Now the Chinese claim to have the ability to create rain. Looks like we need more super scoopers and helicopters.

1,930 posted on 10/22/2007 11:01:51 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: BurbankKarl

That’s a very frightening picture. I hope all the firefighters were able to get to safety.


1,931 posted on 10/22/2007 11:02:05 PM PDT by bd476
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To: janetjanet998

KABC 7 is covering the new fires right now.


1,932 posted on 10/22/2007 11:02:35 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: bd476

You can tell it’s an emergency when the news people drop the PC terms. They called it a trailer park.

I’m sure it is delightful and a sweet place to live, well.... was.

Not sure on smoke status here, since it’s dark out, but I don’t smell it. I could see it late afternoon and sunlight was hazy. Eyes kind of burning.

14 FIRES BURNING IN SO CAL.
I think 15, including the Sta Clarita one.


1,933 posted on 10/22/2007 11:02:42 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: La Enchiladita
145,000 acres. Has there ever been a fire that big?

I don't know. To me, it just seems unimaginable. And it hasn't seemed to slow down much. Hopefully, the air crews are up bright and early tomorrow and the winds subside. Fingers crossed!

1,934 posted on 10/22/2007 11:03:31 PM PDT by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: BurbankKarl

Gasp... oh, no... horrible.


1,935 posted on 10/22/2007 11:03:35 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: La Enchiladita

thank you..I didn’t see it, but appreciate you thinking of us... it’s a bit of a mess here... full house tonight...two sets of friends with their doggies and kiddies are with us after having been evacuated from Scripps Ranch and Del Mar respectively..


1,936 posted on 10/22/2007 11:03:46 PM PDT by sofaman (Those who attempt to rewrite history are probably planning to repeat it.)
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To: antceecee

Agree!
:)


1,937 posted on 10/22/2007 11:03:55 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: janetjanet998
Could also see KCBS 2 the sister station of KCAL 9.
1,938 posted on 10/22/2007 11:03:57 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68

hey Count...up late again, huh?


1,939 posted on 10/22/2007 11:04:24 PM PDT by sofaman (Those who attempt to rewrite history are probably planning to repeat it.)
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To: janetjanet998; 1COUNTER-MORTER-68

CM may have a live feed link....?


1,940 posted on 10/22/2007 11:05:15 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: bd476

this was adjacent to the boat yard....

apartment building now threatened.


1,941 posted on 10/22/2007 11:07:24 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: Strzelec

Thanks for info. I sure remember the Cedar Fire... This reminds me so much of that. This year in total may be worse than that, don’t know...


1,942 posted on 10/22/2007 11:07:28 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: La Enchiladita

Just hoping it’s a different one than where my friend lives. People are losing homes all over. Very sad.


1,943 posted on 10/22/2007 11:07:39 PM PDT by bd476
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To: bd476

They were... they made it out, thank God.


1,944 posted on 10/22/2007 11:08:07 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: La Enchiladita; All
have to get some sleep...later all. Be safe and G-d Bless.

Good to see you, LE...

1,945 posted on 10/22/2007 11:08:36 PM PDT by sofaman (Those who attempt to rewrite history are probably planning to repeat it.)
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To: sofaman

Oh my, a memorable occasion for all. I hope some of you manage some sleep and that your friends’ homes are spared after all.


1,946 posted on 10/22/2007 11:09:59 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: NormsRevenge

Thanks for all the updates and links everyone. My Father-in-law and his wife live in Cardiff so I am really trying to keep a close watch.


1,947 posted on 10/22/2007 11:10:47 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: La Enchiladita

Prayers for all in harms way..May God protect the firefighters.


1,948 posted on 10/22/2007 11:11:11 PM PDT by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: bd476

Same here, I pray your friend’s home was spared...

It is sad as hundreds of homes have burned in SD County.


1,949 posted on 10/22/2007 11:11:52 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: sofaman

hey Count...up late again, huh?
~~~
Yup,,,glad ya’ll are ok,,,hope it stays that way,,,;0)


1,950 posted on 10/22/2007 11:14:12 PM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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