Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Massive Evacuation Ordered West Of I-15 Qualcomm Stadium Opened For Evacuees
NBC San Diego ^ | 10/22/2007

Posted on 10/22/2007 8:06:14 AM PDT by Sleeping Freeper

SAN DIEGO -- With fire spreading quickly westward, San Diego County officials ordered the evacuation of a huge area east of Interstate 15 between Del Dios Highway and Highway 56 early Mon"This is the worst fire this county has ever seen -- worse than the Cedar Fire [of 2003]," Sheriff Bill Kolender said.

At a news conference shortly after 6 a.m., officials said fires had spread dramatically overnight, whipped by fierce Santa Ana winds. They said fire had jumped Interstate 15 at Lake Hodges and was burning in parts of Rancho Bernardo. Because of the explosive and unpredictable nature of the blazes, all residents living between Interstate 15 and Interstate 5 from Del Dios Highway in the north to Highway 56 in the south were told to begin evacuating.

"This fire is moving very quickly," San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders said. "Watch TV, listen to the radio and have your car prepared to leave."

Among the communities in the evacuation area are Rancho Sante Fe, Carmel Highlands, Rancho Bernardo, Del Mar Heights and Fairbanks Ranch and parts of Rancho Penasquitos.

Officials have opened Qualcomm Stadium in Mission Valley to handle the large number of evacuees.

Sanders asked everyone in San Diego County to minimize the use of cell phones to leave the airways free for the use of emergency personnel.day.

(Excerpt) Read more at nbcsandiego.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; US: California
KEYWORDS: evacuation; sandiego; wildfire; wildfires
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-20 ... 221-240241-260261-280 ... 821-825 next last
To: sandyeggo

Did you hear about this one?

http://fireblog.signonsandiego.com/

Parts of Solana Beach, west of I-5, ordered voluntarily evacuated
11:40 a.m.
Solana Beach’s Fire Department officials are going door to door on 12 streets to ask residents to voluntarily evacuate. The streets are all west of Interstate 5. Fire officials said they are concerned that fire could move through the San Elijo Lagoon area into coastal neighborhoods.


241 posted on 10/22/2007 11:52:22 AM PDT by KylaStarr (..keeping watch in east county SD)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 232 | View Replies]

To: KylaStarr

I didn’t hear that one, but I just heard mandatory evacuations for Del Mar and Rancho Santa Fe.

Seems like only the Pacific Ocean will stop these fires.


242 posted on 10/22/2007 11:53:27 AM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Some people are like slinkys, the idea of them tumbling down a flight of stairs makes you smile.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 241 | View Replies]

To: PigRigger

I’m north of the airport. Based on latest info, if she lives south of Batiquitos Lagoon I would suggest she listen to KOGO AM 600 or watch KUSI (cable channel (?) for info.

Lastest as of 1152 - officials request voluntary evacuations of areas of Solana Beach west of I5.


243 posted on 10/22/2007 11:53:29 AM PDT by Strzelec
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 214 | View Replies]

To: KylaStarr

We used to live in Solana Beach, it’s a beautiful place. I hope these fires don’t burn to the sea.


244 posted on 10/22/2007 11:54:06 AM PDT by pbear8 (Padre Pio please pray for Tony Snow)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 241 | View Replies]

To: KylaStarr

Solana Beach?!!?!? They expect it to move that far west?!


245 posted on 10/22/2007 11:55:15 AM PDT by erikm88
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 241 | View Replies]

To: SandyInSeattle

I fear you are right.


246 posted on 10/22/2007 11:55:19 AM PDT by KylaStarr (..keeping watch in east county SD)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 242 | View Replies]

Comment #247 Removed by Moderator

To: justa-hairyape
Del Mar being evacuated ! Motels filling up. Evacuation centers filling up.

Nowhere to go but due north, up the 5.

248 posted on 10/22/2007 11:55:35 AM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Some people are like slinkys, the idea of them tumbling down a flight of stairs makes you smile.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 237 | View Replies]

To: erikm88

Evidently so. Del Mar is mandatory evacuations now.

This is a wicked fire.


249 posted on 10/22/2007 11:56:36 AM PDT by KylaStarr (..keeping watch in east county SD)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 245 | View Replies]

To: KylaStarr

This is scary. I lived in So. Orange County for several years and worked in San Diego at MCAS Miramar... I traveled the “5” every day. That these fires are traveling from the 15 all the way to the 5 is beyond my comprehension.


250 posted on 10/22/2007 11:58:20 AM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Some people are like slinkys, the idea of them tumbling down a flight of stairs makes you smile.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 246 | View Replies]

To: sandyeggo

Yes, me too, thanks. I’ve got the evac zone straight now, but am confused about where the fire actually is, and in which direction it’s heading. Do you know?


251 posted on 10/22/2007 11:58:38 AM PDT by American Quilter (The urge to save humanity is nearly always a cover for the urge to rule. - H. L. Mencken)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 247 | View Replies]

Comment #252 Removed by Moderator

To: American Quilter

I believe there are at least seven separate fires going.


253 posted on 10/22/2007 11:59:41 AM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Some people are like slinkys, the idea of them tumbling down a flight of stairs makes you smile.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 251 | View Replies]

To: American Quilter

The wind is blowing west and slightly south.


254 posted on 10/22/2007 12:00:30 PM PDT by SCalGal
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 251 | View Replies]

To: sandyeggo
Also known as Ted Williams Parkway, it connects 5 and 15

Oh! I'm oriented now. When I left California I don't think that road went all the way through yet. Nice to know they finally finished it.

255 posted on 10/22/2007 12:02:24 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Some people are like slinkys, the idea of them tumbling down a flight of stairs makes you smile.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 228 | View Replies]

To: SandyInSeattle

How awful.


256 posted on 10/22/2007 12:02:31 PM PDT by American Quilter (The urge to save humanity is nearly always a cover for the urge to rule. - H. L. Mencken)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 253 | View Replies]

To: Mrs.Liberty

Having visited the Navy in San Diego when in the USAF, I am curious as to what is happening over there. We always had a fine time in San Diego. My best to all you CA FReepers.


257 posted on 10/22/2007 12:03:42 PM PDT by alarm rider (Why should I not vote my conscience?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 208 | View Replies]

To: American Quilter

Winds are blowing due west, Witch Fire may burn to the coast...that’s what I heard on live feed.


258 posted on 10/22/2007 12:03:54 PM PDT by Abigail Adams
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 251 | View Replies]

To: Quix
IF NOTHING ELSE, WE SHOULD BE AHEAD OF THE PACK IN HELPING FELLOW FREEPERS, CONSERVATIVES, AUTHENTIC CHRISTIANS . . .

just a thought . . . a modest proposal . . .

I'd hate to get horribly off-topic here, but... the funny thing is, the Bible I read tells me that whether a person is liberal or conservative, a Muslim or a Christian, a Republican or a Democrat...Jew or Gentile...I should show him or her the love of Christ...ESPECIALLY in a time of need/suffering/loss.

THAT is an "authentic" Christian attitude IMHO, and it applies whether the rapture happens or not.

259 posted on 10/22/2007 12:04:01 PM PDT by BureaucratusMaximus (Our national sovereignty and cohesion as a country is not for sale at any price.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 220 | View Replies]

To: SCalGal
The wind is blowing west and slightly south.

I see, thank you. So the particular fire that's caused the zone to be evacuated is east of the evacuation zone? I'm sorry to be asking all these questions, but I'm worried....

260 posted on 10/22/2007 12:04:07 PM PDT by American Quilter (The urge to save humanity is nearly always a cover for the urge to rule. - H. L. Mencken)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 254 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-20 ... 221-240241-260261-280 ... 821-825 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson