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Old 10-23-2007, 10:18 PM   #11
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In the last 2 days we have sent hundreds of firefighters to Southern California from Northern California. My national forest sent about 100 firefighters on it own. We sent 5 engines, 2 twenty person hand crews, and miscellaneous overhead. Some of us had to stay here just to be prepared for a fire in Northern California.

I hope everyone stays safe that lives down there. Has anyone heard from jkath?

If you want to find out more about the fires. Click on the link in my signature that says inciweb. It is a website ran by the Forest Service to keep the public updated on wildland fire activities.
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Old 10-23-2007, 10:32 PM   #12
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If anyone is interest, Boston Legal is being pre-empted for a special on the California wildfires. It's scary and interesting all at the same time. 10 pm on ABC.
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Old 10-23-2007, 11:18 PM   #13
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In the last 2 days we have sent hundreds of firefighters to Southern California from Northern California. My national forest sent about 100 firefighters on it own. We sent 5 engines, 2 twenty person hand crews, and miscellaneous overhead. Some of us had to stay here just to be prepared for a fire in Northern California.

I hope everyone stays safe that lives down there. Has anyone heard from jkath?

If you want to find out more about the fires. Click on the link in my signature that says inciweb. It is a website ran by the Forest Service to keep the public updated on wildland fire activities.
I was thinking about you today. I'm glad you checked in. I will email jkath to see if she is near any of the fires, but she is pretty busy and may not respond quickly.

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Old 10-23-2007, 11:23 PM   #14
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Very tragic. 500,00 people evacuated. I can'ti magine.
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Old 10-25-2007, 09:26 AM   #15
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I have been listening to this on the news in utter disbelief. My thoughts and prayers go out to all those who are affected. I can not even imagine what dealing like this must be like.
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Old 10-25-2007, 09:40 AM   #16
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Very tragic. 500,00 people evacuated. I can'ti magine.
and many more as of now.... more than 100,000 homes and businesses!

and thousands and thousands of avocado trees are ash.
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Old 10-25-2007, 09:44 AM   #17
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I'm more concerned about the families than the avocado trees right now.
Trees will re-grow. I just hope everyone is getting out safely and that the
firefighters get the blazes under control.
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I'm more concerned about the families than the avocado trees right now.
Trees will re-grow. I just hope everyone is getting out safely and that the
firefighters get the blazes under control.
and I am, as well. I'm just pointing out that even those of us who live far from Southern California are going to be directly affected by this disaster. Lots of our food -- not just avocadoes -- especially in the colder weather -- comes from around there.
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Old 10-25-2007, 12:37 PM   #19
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*amy* - you said yesterday you could see the orange glow and you were on "alert" - I am thinking about you hoping you are ok!!!!!!!! I look forward to a report back to us very soon!
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Old 10-25-2007, 01:06 PM   #20
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*amy* - you said yesterday you could see the orange glow and you were on "alert" - I am thinking about you hoping you are ok!!!!!!!! I look forward to a report back to us very soon!
Thanks so much of thinking about us/me folks in CA, Elf. Still the orange glow, and the air is very bad. I count my blessings there were no evacuations here - but my heart goes out to all those who have lost so much. Watching the news - things seem to look a bit more positive - several fires contained, and a bit of humidity - ashes flying around. I can't even describe it - it's surreal. I think the weather & diminishing of winds are helping the firefighters to contain (hopefully) the fires that still continue.

Added note for those that are in the areas - if you are having trouble breathing, eyes tearing or any chest pains - please do, get to an emergency room.
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