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So cal people... Santiago is on fire!

Ya, right where we were on thursday night, is up in flames right now. I'll post up more info when i hear it, and havent found anything online yet
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It sucks right now. My area (westlake village) is basically surrounded by fires and it's closing in slowly. Maybe I wont have class tommorrow, SCHWEET.
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Is this really late in the season for forest fires since it's fall?
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Is this really late in the season for forest fires since it's fall?
october is fire season for so cal

There are sooo many fires going on around here right now, its crazy.
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Umm it smells like death outside.
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october is fire season for so cal

There are sooo many fires going on around here right now, its crazy.

That's pretty crazy. If there's fires every year you would think there'd be permanent fire breaks...?
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That's pretty crazy. If there's fires every year you would think there'd be permanent fire breaks...?
there are supposed to be

i think there needs to be 100 feet of clearance between the houses and any brush, but people dont keep up on their brush clearances... and its been VERY dry lately. Now there are these "santa ana" winds that come in and all hell breaks loose.
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200' clearance, and yea the santa ana winds dont help. i like the wind personaly. but when sustained wind speed is 35mph+ and gust over 60+ it does not help. im a volunteer for the los angeles county sherrifs department and im going to be busy tonight. i get night shift at the malibu fire command post.
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dang i hate dry weather,On a side note..Justin your in my avatar flexing in the backround haha..well getting stuck on that rock in the backround...but none the less,its a flex
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i wasent stuck, i could of went forward cept i could of ended my day really fast.
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woulda ended all of our days cuz we dont know the trail,I wanna go back up again.I had a great time there
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welp time for me to go my shift tonight from 10pm to 6am or longer.

hey biz ill pm you sometime......we can go again. maybe will take a different way up to the divide. will see.
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thats pretty damn trippy. knowing that i was there a few days ago
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http://www.myfoxla.com/myfox/pages/N...Y&pageId=3.2.1

A brush fire that broke out near Silverado Canyon and Santiago Canyon roads in east Orange early tonight crossed the 241 toll road and threatened homes in Irvine as it blazed across 3,800 acres, a fire official said.

Whipped by gusting Santa Ana winds, the flames burned through Hicks Canyon and headed toward the Northwood and Portola Springs residential areas, said Orange County Fire Department Capt. Stephen Miller.


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The wind-whipped blaze was reported just before 6 p.m., Miller said.

The blaze was 5 percent contained, but no homes had burned and no injuries had been reported, he said.

The fire burned through some outbuildings at the El Modeno Gardens nursery, 11911 Jeffrey Road, and was at Jeffrey Road and Portola Parkway in Irvine as of 8 p.m., where fire crews planned to make a stand, Miller said.

Mandatory evacuation orders were issued for residents on Amberhill in Irvine. A shelter was set up at the Lakeview Senior Center at and Barranca Parkway and Lake Road in Irvine, he said.

Late tonight, voluntary evacuation orders were issued for the North Tustin, Lemon Heights and Cowan Heights areas, Miller said.

Residents were being directed to the shelter at the Lakeview Senior Center.

Earlier tonight, voluntary evacuation orders were issued for the area surrounding Portola and Sand Canyon Avenue.

Residents who were not immediately impacted by the blaze were advised to stay at home with windows and doors closed because of smoke. They were also advised to prepare to evacuate, if needed.

Santa Ana winds of 35-45 mph were blowing when the fire erupted.

The 241 was shut down between the Laguna (133) Freeway and the Eastern Transportation Corridor (261), according to Caltrans.

Portola Parkway was closed between Sand Canyon Avenue and the 241, and Jamboree was closed between Chapman Avenue and Portola Parkway, fire officials said.
Portola Parkway was also closed between the 241 and the 261, according to Fullerton police.

With much of Southern California under a Red Flag warning, meaning an increased risk of wildfires because of dry and windy conditions -- and wind gusts up to 90 mph forecast for tomorrow -- brush fires were also burning in San Diego, Riverside and Los Angeles counties, threatening structures and prompting evacuations.

One person died in one of two wildfires burning in the San Diego area, and in Malibu, a church and several homes and businesses were destroyed by another brush fire. More than 10 structures, including some homes, were destroyed by a 10,000-acre fire in Canyon Country.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency in the seven- county Southern California region because of the fires.
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dude all of san diego is on fire. my uncls house got burned down yesterday afternoon. they are all staying here or my house.
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In Moorpark right now, so dry out, nose already bled from the air quality. I heard there is another fire out in west ventura county...but i cant find much online except for stuff on the malibu fire, SD, and up in castaic. This sucks. winds were hitting triple digits yesterday. not helping at all.
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ya thats got to suck for yal who are living around the effected areas. hope they get it under control sooon....


but i still find this part of the above post funny for some reason...
"Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency in the seven- county Southern California region because of the fires"


all i can picture is him saying GET TO THE CHOPPA! or something
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We are getting surrounded her in santa clarita with fire in 2 directions and looks to be a 3rd starting up in the newhall pass.
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i posted some pics of san diego area in this thread..escondido area

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=52068
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This Santiago fire has burnt within a couple miles of my office here in Irvine... I have a couple photos, nothing spectacular, I'll post them later.

Last night I was at a friends parents house in Auga Dulce and watched the fire crest the hill near their house and slowly/quickly engulf a valley and start heading for homes... I have more dramatic photos of that... same deal... I'll post later.

This is crazy... and makes me glad I live where I do...
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We dont get fires like that here
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We are getting surrounded her in santa clarita with fire in 2 directions and looks to be a 3rd starting up in the newhall pass.
dude good to see you. i was thinking about ya. how are you fairing....the way the canyon country fire took a assload of homes in a rather newish houseing track. hopefuly ur house id holding up well.
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ya thats got to suck for yal who are living around the effected areas. hope they get it under control sooon....


but i still find this part of the above post funny for some reason...
"Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency in the seven- county Southern California region because of the fires"


all i can picture is him saying GET TO THE CHOPPA! or something
That made me literally LOL. I wasn't expecting that at all.
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Heading home from work I got a pic of the Magic fire just starting, larger smoke in background is from other fire many miles away.
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thats crazy..

Look at it this way....atleast you have something to burn.

In indiana all that burns is are little 2 acre spots of woods :/
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