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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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TOPICS: Breaking News; US: California
KEYWORDS: 0interestloans; albabysfault; arson; breathofsatan; firestorm; heros; ididitfatnotlazy; jamul; julian; lakearrowheadfire; malibu; orangecofires; prayforrain; ramona; sandiegofire; santaanawinds; wildfire; wildfires
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To: calcowgirl

It sounds like what you were describing. I told her to go to the clinic. Funny thing is... they have been staying indoors too.


4,221 posted on 10/28/2007 7:25:54 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: CindyDawg

I hope they recover quickly! Smoke inhalation is nothing to mess with.
If mine hadn’t subsided, I’d be heading for the doctor tomorrow.
I feel much better, today, though.


4,222 posted on 10/28/2007 7:33:19 PM PDT by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: Salem

Well, THANK you!!!


4,223 posted on 10/28/2007 7:39:19 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Mother of the Bride here, treat me with respect for once, will ya? ;))
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To: SCalGal

How’s it doing out there now?


4,224 posted on 10/28/2007 7:40:16 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Mother of the Bride here, treat me with respect for once, will ya? ;))
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To: Brad's Gramma

Incident: 0904 Type: Location: info as of: 10/28/2007 8:05:31 PM
ADDITIONAL DETAILS
7:54PM TREES ON FIRE JUST STARTING
RESPONDING OFFICERS STATUS
7:56PM CHP Unit Enroute

Julian Road and 79


4,225 posted on 10/28/2007 8:05:51 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: BurbankKarl

There’s 2 listed at CadCal, too.

Hollister Gilroy area and Arrowhead, provided I’m reading that one right.


4,226 posted on 10/28/2007 8:46:23 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Mother of the Bride here, treat me with respect for once, will ya? ;))
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To: BurbankKarl

Scratch that.....the Arrowhead one was posted earlier....


4,227 posted on 10/28/2007 8:51:46 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Mother of the Bride here, treat me with respect for once, will ya? ;))
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To: Brad's Gramma

bookmark


4,228 posted on 10/28/2007 10:58:08 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: CindyDawg
You need to be a little careful with respiratory problems right now. There is a nasty flu bug going around Southern California. Lasts for 2 weeks and puts people out of action for that long. I came down with it a couple of days before the fires broke-out. This is one of the worse flu's I have ever had. Starts off in the lungs. Many people who get this might mistake it for problems with smoke from the fires. Coughing occurs throughout. Dry heaving coughing at first which switches to coughing up yellow stuff from the lungs (unless you smoke and then it is black stuff). Later stages are lite coughing with a clearer stuff up from the lungs. Last 2 weeks unless you drink a DanActive (Tm) every day. Wonder it all these particulates in the air would enhance the spread of an infection ? Just curious ?
4,229 posted on 10/29/2007 2:42:21 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: Brad's Gramma
What's CadCal Gramma I'd like to check it out.

I live in Hollister Gilroy area and have heard nothing about these fires.

4,230 posted on 10/29/2007 7:21:29 AM PDT by SweetCaroline (***Your own healing is the Greatest Message of Hope to others!***)
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To: SweetCaroline

http://cad.chp.ca.gov/

There ya go!


4,231 posted on 10/29/2007 12:38:14 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Mother of the Bride here, treat me with respect for once, will ya? ;))
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To: Brad's Gramma

Thanks


4,232 posted on 10/29/2007 1:41:07 PM PDT by SweetCaroline (***Your own healing is the Greatest Message of Hope to others!***)
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To: Brad's Gramma; lainie; ArmstedFragg

U2 and Global Hawk IR photos of fires.....(through the smoke clouds)

4,233 posted on 10/29/2007 9:09:19 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: BurbankKarl

Impressive!


4,234 posted on 10/29/2007 9:47:01 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg
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To: BurbankKarl; lainie

Dang it, Karl, you come up with the BEST sites, pictures, information...

Thank you!!!


4,235 posted on 10/29/2007 11:01:41 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Mother of the Bride here, treat me with respect for once, will ya? ;))
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To: BurbankKarl

Photos of which fires, where, and when?


4,236 posted on 10/30/2007 8:10:04 AM PDT by Fitzcarraldo
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To: BurbankKarl

Are those pictures published on a publicly accessible site or do you have a private source?


4,237 posted on 10/30/2007 9:51:44 AM PDT by esarlls3
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To: Fitzcarraldo; esarlls3

The tree line picture is of the Horno fire (Camp Pendleton) and the other is the Poomacha Fire.

They are linked off the Air Force public web site...and the only photos listed. I have read on other lists that the military set up receive stations at each command post to receive the images real time, and to decipher them to fire commanders.

http://www.af.mil/photos/index.asp?page=1

Hundreds of military aid photos here

http://jccc.afis.osd.mil/images/deflink_ss.pl?Lbox=defenselink.DoD_Support_to_SOCAL_Fires&lbc=0&thumbs_only=&tc=40&nav=group_list


4,238 posted on 10/30/2007 10:58:49 AM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: Serb5150

I’m back to Freeping ... two cats on the bed ... beautiful day.


4,239 posted on 10/30/2007 2:01:16 PM PDT by jwfiv
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Young Boy Started Buckweed Fire With Matches

AP) SANTA CLARITA, Calif. Officials blamed a wildfire that consumed more than 38,000 acres and destroyed 21 homes last week on a boy playing with matches, and said they would ask a prosecutor to consider the case.

The boy, whose name and age were not released, admitted to sparking the fire on Oct. 21, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Sgt. Diane Hecht said Tuesday. Ferocious winds helped it quickly spread.

“He admitted to playing with matches and accidentally starting the fire,” Hecht said in a statement.

The boy was released to his parents, and the case will be presented to the district attorney’s office, Hecht said. It was not clear if he had been arrested or cited by detectives.

The fire began in an area near Agua Dulce and quickly spread. It was among 15 or so major wildfires that killed 14 people, destroyed some 2,100 homes and blackened 809 square miles from Los Angeles to the Mexican border last week.

Authorities arrested five people for arson during that period, but none have been linked to any of the major blazes.

All but four of the blazes are now fully contained. Firefighters on Wednesday continued to cut lines around the remaining fires and kept a close eye on the weather.

Forecasters have said moderate Santa Ana winds could pick up later in the week.

Investigators have blamed an arsonist for setting a destructive wildfire in Orange County that blackened 28,500 acres and destroyed 16 homes.

Authorities were seeking the driver of a white Ford F-150 pickup truck spotted in a canyon area around the time the fire broke out. They said they wanted to talk to the driver, but stopped short of calling the person a suspect.

Officials offered a $285,000 reward to anyone with information that will lead to an arrest and conviction.


4,240 posted on 10/31/2007 10:01:44 AM PDT by BurbankKarl
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