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Old 10-22-2007, 11:13 PM   #29
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From the fire scanners (and Jack, thats one of my favorite bookmarks..)

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09:01 PM Source: scanner
Attempt to contact Batallion Chief to inform him that all homes at some unidentified location are burned to the ground. Unfortunately they did not identify the location

08:57 PM Source: scanner
Running Springs is going to get hit hard here real quick. There aren't any resources available. Making a significant run right into the back of running springs.
Unfortunately, thats the story here and at the other fires.. there is not enough resources.. and not due to politics, it's due to overwhelming demand. We got air tanker 910, the big DC10 for a bit this evening, but it is dark and windy and can't fly now.

The community above, and others being hit in our area, outside of the Lake Arrowhead homes (And thats not to say it's any less sad an expensive home is lost) are working class schmoes.. just like us.
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Old 10-23-2007, 12:37 AM   #30
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Crestline, where I live (AKA, Hooterville) has just gone under a MANDATORY Evac.

I sure am glad I got down the hill before the masses do..

iy yi yi..
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Old 10-23-2007, 01:56 AM   #31
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Glad you are down the mountain safe and sound Gina. I thought about you right away when I heard about the fires.
And Fred I thought about you right away too when I heard about San Diego..


Wish I could send oyu guys some of the tons of rain we have been getting up here in the Vancouver area.....

Thinking about you all anyway and just hoping for the best.
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Old 10-23-2007, 02:57 AM   #32
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Gina we're happy to hear that you didn't wait for the mandatory evacuation. Coming down your hill at normal times is hard enough, but with panic conditions, I wouldn't want to try it.

We just had our first scare. Sand Canyon and Soledad approx 2 miles from our home had a fire start at trailer park and spread so fast it jumped the freeway and headed across the wash, towards our area. The neighbors came over to be sure we knew and found us already starting to pack. So the cars are packed, Jerry has his harness on. Things have settled down... Sheriffs cars are along Sand Canyon - we guess they were expecting to evacuate us. The emergency vehicles are using our Robinson Ranch area which is just a couple of blocks from us. So we think we are pretty safe for tonight.

I'm not sleeping soundly tonight. One eye closed and one watching the TV.
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Old 10-23-2007, 08:30 AM   #33
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For all of you who may be in jeopardy of being devoured by these wildfires, please, please, do not wait too long to evacuate ! Hook up your trailers while you still can, and leave. There is nothing you can do do stop your home from burning if you remain. We lost ours back in 2002 from the Rodeo/Chediski fires in Arizona, so please regard this post as coming from experience.

These fires can travel very fast, can reach heights of 600 ft., and burn so hot that wheels on cars will melt, aluminum on ladders also will turn to liquid. Long before that would happen, there will be smoke so dense that you will not see where the road is that you need to escape. Airborne embers will ignite whatever they touch. Devastation will happen almost instantaneously. Speaking with a hot shot fire fighter after the Chediski fire, he watched our home burn - it took less than 3 minutes to be completely gone.

Leave now, don't hang around. I pray that your home will be safe, that you will have a place to return to. That won't happen if smoke and embers envelope you. Be safe living in your eggs. Hey, we did it for 3 1/2 months. Don
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Old 10-23-2007, 10:16 AM   #34
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For all of you who may be in jeopardy of being devoured by these wildfires, please, please, do not wait too long to evacuate ! Hook up your trailers while you still can, and leave. There is nothing you can do do stop your home from burning if you remain. We lost ours back in 2002 from the Rodeo/Chediski fires in Arizona, so please regard this post as coming from experience.

I second Don's advice. Time to take a roadtrip with the egg.
The spots in the parks are going to be hard to come by and the sooner you settle in somewhere safe the better.
All of you are in our prayers.
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When the rest of us think we have problems, there are always others with worse.
We're thinking of you and praying for you're safety.
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Our prayers are with you Gina and all. After having seen all the areas mentioned on the news when we came to Gina's event, it makes it much more of a reality of what is happening. Be safe.
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Here is a link (live streaming) to the San Diego fires.... quite informative!

http://kpbs.digitaria.com/
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Glad to hear everyone is safe.

We are in the College Grove area and the nearest fire is 10-15 miles away from home but only 5 miles from the trailer in storage. The winds have calmed down some. Cal Fire was able to get air support up today. My mom was at Thousand Trails Pio Pico, near Jamul in her MH and was evacutated on Sunday night to one of the high schools. The high school has been threatened a couple of times, but the fire department is holding it. Everyone there is doing fine. My daughter and I went to donate and help at Qualcomm today and could not get in, too much traffic, too many helpers. (So San Diego)

Otay Lakes, Eastlake and Bonita are all ok. They stopped the fire before it got to homes. Only 2,000 arces burned in the Harris fire today and no structures, still over 72,000 arces overall. The Witch fire is to the north of me, but it is threating Julian and Palomar mt. now.

We are trying to stay safe. I will try to keep you all posted too.


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A friend just sent the entire list of the Rancho Bernado and Rancho Santa Fe destroyed homes.

It's so sad to actually see the list.
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Now there are fires on Camp Pendleton on Both Sides of Interstate 5. A back fire attempt went horribly wrong. I feel so bad for the firefighters. The freeway is closed between State Highway 76 and Christianitos Road in Orange County. Interstate 15 has reopened, and in now the only way out heading North.

Our plans of coming to Lake Casitas are touch and go...
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I learned after 2003 that you can never really tell what is happening until the smoke clears, and you can go in and see first hand what burned.

However, last nite I watched one of my favorite dispersed camping areas anywhere... go up in flames. They were right over it, zeroing in on a couple of the campsites.

gone. This was in the Running Springs area, just east of it.
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I learned after 2003 that you can never really tell what is happening until the smoke clears, and you can go in and see first hand what burned.

However, last nite I watched one of my favorite dispersed camping areas anywhere... go up in flames. They were right over it, zeroing in on a couple of the campsites.

gone. This was in the Running Springs area, just east of it.
Gina,
Any word on your house or area?
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