Thursday, May 07, 2009

Jesusita H. Christ

Amazing LA Times photo (credit Mark Boster) showing a helicopter in a fire fight last night. You can see the whole gallery here.

So, we live right on the edge of the evacuation warning zone, but when things heated up last evening, and boy did they heat up, it was easy to imagine the winds whipping the conflagration through San Roque Canyon and to our house. So we packed up both cars, got the dogs in, and headed towards Goleta, safely away. Had dinner, waited. It was an odd time, safe with friends, in a place with lots of TVs, some on the fire coverage (we got to watch that one home up Tunnel Road burn for what seemed like hours), some on baseball, some on basketball. It's weird how the world just goes on while this giant destructive force makes its random path. The Independent says over 30 homes, but lots saved, too.

Now things are quiet, but we know enough that that's not enough. The winds will pick up again tihs afternoon. Here's hoping it's not too bad.



Blogger Heather said...

Here's hoping all the parallels they keep drawing to the Painted Cave Fire are a whole lot of smoke (ha!) and mirrors.

11:16 AM  
Blogger CLD said...

May the winds die down, the water flow and the fires go out. And may your home be safe!

I'm glad you evacuated anyway; you can never predict fire. It's like trying to herd cats.

12:25 PM  
Blogger Ashley said...

You can watch live streaming video footage of the fire from the vantage point of the rooftop of Make It Work offices above Hamburger Habit in the La Cumbre Plaza at - click the Jesusita Fire link and follow directions to the live video footage feed.

12:28 PM  
Anonymous James said...

Glad you guys are okay, and here's hoping it's out soon.

4:38 PM  
Blogger Smitty said...

Be father in law had to evacuate during the big Myrtle Beach fire a couple weeks ago...I hope you, Amy and the dogs stay safe.

8:30 AM  
Blogger Generik said...

My best wishes to you and Amy right now. Good luck, my friend.

4:27 PM  
Blogger E-6 said...

Thinking positive thoughts in Minneapolis. In the words of the late Delaney Bramlett:

I wish it would rain
A big ol' California Rain

5:16 PM  
Blogger George said...

Sorry no time to post here and computer in the car. All 4 of us are fine. House fine. Fire came within a 10 minute walk last night. Crazy. Off to Amy's parents tonight in Escondido.

Thanks, everyone, for your concern. Best to follow me on FB for this. If you're not a friend there, just ask.

6:47 PM  

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