Tuesday, October 23, 2007

San Diego Wild Fires 2007

Mt. San Miguel 3:30 a.m.

Mt. San Miguel 6:30 a.m.

This week we had 8 separate wildfires in San Diego County from Fallbrook to the Mexican border. There were also fires in Orange and Los Angeles counties. Over a Quarter million people were evacuated from their homes including some here in Spring Valley. Jared was off from school yesterday, and all schools are closed today. Bonnie is working from home today as she did yesterday. My work shut down at 10:30 p.m. yesterday and is closed today. We didn't feel threatened at out house, but this morning the flames swept across San Miguel Mountain. We noticed the flames about 1:00 a.m. this morning, and around 3:30 a.m. the mountain was pretty much engulfed in flame. Its 8:47 a.m. as I'm typing this and the mountain is completely obscured by smoke. On the news the fire department was confident that they could keep the fire from jumping across Jamacha Blvd. so we won't have to evacuate.