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Old 10-22-2007, 12:12 AM
 
Location: Paradise/Las Vegas
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Default Firestorm 2007?

So some are calling it "Firestorm 2007" or "Firestorm II",Is there anyone being directly affected from the SD County fires?My power went out about 6:45PM,but I am not sure if it was fire related.
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Old 10-22-2007, 01:54 AM
 
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I'm just south of 56. no power outs but lots of smoke.
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Old 10-22-2007, 07:43 AM
 
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Just got this email alert -

Breaking News from SignOnSanDiego.com


Mandatory evacuation has been ordered from I-5 east to I-15 between state Route 56 and Lake Hodges. Residents can seek shelter at any of the designated high schools or Qualcomm Stadium.

Flames have penetrated Rancho Bernardo from the northeast as off 3:30 a.m., jumping Interstate 15 at Carmel Valley Road and threatening to burn into Rancho Santa Fe, said fire department spokesman Maurice Luque.

An area of 100 square miles - 10 miles by 10 miles - has been evacuated. An undetermined number of homes are burning and there are reports of people trapped in their homes and cars, Luque said.

A force of 240 firefighters with 60 engines are trying to stop the blaze from advancing further through the area. Ambulances are in the area to help the elderly and ill who cannot evacuate themselves, he said.
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Old 10-22-2007, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Rolando, San Diego CA 92115
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I just got home, I work in Carmel Valley, my building is closed, the whole area is being evacuated. The smoke is much thicker up there than I would have expected and the winds are very high. As you enter Carmel Valley on the 5 you can see the concentrations of smoke become intense, the wind is just blowing it all down the 56 corridor.

Here in the City the skies are relatively clear. Freeways are a total mess Northbound and Southbound north of 56, Northbound is bad too, if you can get into the City and find somewhere comfortable that would be your best bet for the day.
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Old 10-22-2007, 11:10 AM
 
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Gulp! I'm "on the list" at an affordable senior apartment complex near Balboa Park, and at another one near Horton Street.

Now I'm having second thoughts about relocating to southern California! I had no idea those Santa Ana winds could be so brutal.

Good luck to you guys.
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Old 10-22-2007, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Rolando, San Diego CA 92115
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Gulp! I'm "on the list" at an affordable senior apartment complex near Balboa Park, and at another one near Horton Street.

Now I'm having second thoughts about relocating to southern California! I had no idea those Santa Ana winds could be so brutal.

Good luck to you guys.
There is almost zero chance a fire like this would ever impact the city itself. These fires are in rural and suburban areas with lots of brush and scrub.
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Old 10-22-2007, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Paradise/Las Vegas
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New news!!!Both sides of the 15 are now in flames.The worst are on the west side of I-15 at Bernado Center Drive.They say the western side of I-15 could burn more than the eastern side and it is more populated.(Watching NBC 7/39 right now as I type)
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Old 10-22-2007, 11:51 AM
 
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I just got home from a 20 hor shift!! At about midnight the fire was closing in on the wild animal park and people were told to leave the areas around San Pasqual, Rancho Bernardo and east Escondido. By 3am, the fire was about 100 yards east of the command post at North Couny Fair. By 5am I was knocking on doors in Ranco Bernardo to evacuate people on Bellechase Circle while 5 houses burned around us. It crossed the 15 around 3:30am near Pomerado/W.Bernardo. There were lines of cars in traffic with fire on both sides of the roads. If they say get out, better now than when you could get stuck. That was the biggest fear. Twice, trees fell on escape routes and fire had to chainsaw a hole through to keep people moving. Again, this is no joke and it has been inside city limits since 3am. If you have a place to go, best go there to be safe.
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Old 10-22-2007, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Rolando, San Diego CA 92115
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New news!!!Both sides of the 15 are now in flames.The worst are on the west side of I-15 at Bernado Center Drive.They say the western side of I-15 could burn more than the eastern side and it is more populated.(Watching NBC 7/39 right now as I type)
There is fire at the north end of RB / just south of Escondio, South of Lake Hodges. That area is not densely populated but immediately to the south is RB proper which has lots of people. To the east is Poway, to the West, RSF.

This is a very bad situation.
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Old 10-22-2007, 12:03 PM
 
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Well, perhaps the "inner city" of San Diego, downtown and the like.... but San Diego residents include way more than just downtown/harbor/bay areas. We have friends camping out w/us at this moment due to being evacuated from their home in Rancho Bernardo which is not some distant rural area....it is a few miles north of us! Also, we had friends lose their home in Tierrasanta in the Cedar fire, and this situation is already being called worse than that! So, definitely many, many people in heavily populated areas,in this area are being evacuated and impacted! I wouldn't say zero chance because it is already happenning!


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There is almost zero chance a fire like this would ever impact the city itself. These fires are in rural and suburban areas with lots of brush and scrub.
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