View Full Version : Particulars on the California fires
10-29-2003, 03:41 AM
Most current story above.
For a now and then check try www.kcal9.com
Most of the taffers we know are out of the area where the threat is but Northren is close to the Simi, and the other northern fires. We haven't heard from him for a while (well before the fires) and I was wondering if he and killer were ok.
10-29-2003, 06:33 AM
We've been seeing a lot of news coverage of the fires here and I was wondering if any taffers lived in that area. I hope Northren is okay!
10-29-2003, 07:25 AM
Thanks for the update tBM. My best wishes for those of you impacted by the fires. I saw the satellite photo of the smoke. I cannot imagine what they are going through. To top it off, there was a recent eruption from the sun early Tuesday that probably will disrupt the satellite communication that the firefighters are using. For me, I hope to see an aura borealis from the flare.
10-30-2003, 10:01 PM
Check this out.
My wife owns a condo in Scripps Ranch, San Diego (one of the heavily hit areas), that came close to burning but luckily survived. The condo was vacant at the time. The tenants who had just vacated the condo had moved into a house a couple of weeks before. Their house was burnt to the ground. They lost everything.
One of our daughters has a house on horse property in the country (she has three horses). The house was in the direct path of the Cedar fire, the largest one. It came right down her street and burned houses all around hers, but left her house standing with no damage other than burnt grass. Some friends of hers came close to being killed trying to save all their horses, but they survived.
A second daughter sold a house in Scripps ranch two months ago. Her former house burnt to the ground.
To say that this has been a strange week would be a serious understatement.:eek:
10-31-2003, 06:14 AM
Peter, as a horse owner, that made me shiver. I don't think I will have a problem with a fire of that magnitude in my area since all of my land is either cultivated or grazed and I have only 1 large hickory tree on it....hence the name of my farm....Singletree Farm! I could have a grass fire if it gets dry enough. What would get me is if there is a major flood because I am smack in the middle of 2 rivers, a lake is only 100 feet away and there are several large streams that feed into the lake. I have formulated a plan to get my horses out of there. But things can happen so fast that even with the most well planned escapes can go sour, stuff happens.
I am so glad everyone and their horses made it out. I'd like to hear the story of how your daughter and her neighbors dealt with this. Whatever they did to escape worked and I can learn from that.
11-02-2003, 07:25 PM
Having been right in the middle of the Canberra Bushfires that destroyed 480 homes in January (not ours fortunately, but we were surrounded by burning homes), i can feel for all those involved, its one of, if not the most frightening experience of my life....
i hope everyone is OK
11-04-2003, 10:53 AM
There was lot's of news coverage in the UK.
Looked pretty bad.
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