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Old 09-01-2009, 02:50 PM   #1
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Fire near Los Angeles
We've smelled smoke occasionally, but we are far enough away and the winds aren't blowing this way so it hasn't affect us much in south Orange County. Evona must be choking on smoke!

Here's some photos from the LA Times.
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la...5825.htmlstory
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Old 09-01-2009, 04:59 PM   #2
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Oh yeah, we've been choking for days Jan! I've never ever seen it so bad

I live on the west side of the San Fernando Valley and the fire is clear on the other side. We can see the entire valley floor from our hill and we can actually see the fire - not just smoke but the bright orange and red glow of the actual fire.

My son's GF lives in Tujunga and he got a call yesterday that she and her family were evacuated. I offered them to come over to our house, but so far she has been at another friend's house further away from the fire in Sunland. I was so worried about their house when I heard this morning that a number of Tujunga homes went up. So far they've had no news on their home though.

ETA: Just spoke to the mom of my son's GF and last she heard houses 5 blocks from hers were gone, but no word on hers yet :^(
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I've been following this on the news it's just devastating....stay safe everyone
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Wow. Thank you for the pictures. Have been hearing about it on the news, but nothing tells the story like those pictures. So sad. Will continue to keep everyone in my prayers.
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I'm currently on my way to CA but will be in the Northern part and so not near the fires.

I feel for anyway down that way.
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OMG I didn't even know this was here and now its being threatened by the Station Fire I hope it survives cus I'd like to hike up

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Originally Posted by Knitting_Guy View Post
I'm currently on my way to CA but will be in the Northern part and so not near the fires.

I feel for anyway down that way.
There's some fires up there, too. Not as big as down here, but I know there's one in Yosemite and the one in Auburn burned like 60 houses. Hope you don't run into any problems with them!
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Old 09-03-2009, 09:50 AM   #8
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Fires are so terrible. I am glad we "usually" only have hurricanes.
Hope Jan and all who live in California are safe. Same for Mason.
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Turns out I wound up down in SoCal anyway. Well, Twentynine Palms. Never saw any fires but did see some burnt areas in the Northern part of the state.
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Bet it's hot in Twentynine Palms!
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