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Quote of the Day - What's taken God 200 years to create was wiped out in a couple of days by what was apparently an arsonist, ... And it just shows you what a sick world we live in nowadays. - Bill Janklow
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30 Miles of Fire

Fire coverage is everywhere. My favorite is Big Bear news because it give the updates near where my cabin is located. The last fire struck in early September (just last month) and was called the Bridge fire.

The latest fire is known as the "Old Fire" and is not yet contained.

The Old Fire has jumped one of the major mountain routes, Highway 330, and destroyed 25 homes in Crestline. The other fires have destroyed nearly 850 homes and claimed a dozen lives.

Yesterday, I tried to get up the hill, but no go. All major roads (Highways 18, 300 and 38) leading in were closed.

NASA was kind enough to provide this view from space of the Old Fire, and this one of the Simi fire. All weekend long, it's been snowing ash here in Orange County. Friday, it was so overcast with smoke, you could look directly up into the sun and see the sunspots.

KCAL 9 television has coverage, too, along with this photo of a fire tornado. Although this map changes daily, today's lists no less than 12 large incident fires in Southern California.

Some say the fires are of biblical proportions. I'm just sorry that arsonists may have set some of the fires.

Printer friendly page Permalink Email to a friend Posted by J. Craig Williams on Monday, October 27, 2003 at 08:47 Comments Closed (0) |
 
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