FIRE! #1: Oh, s@&t! Not again!

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Blog entry by Myron Wooley posted 10-22-2007 09:50 PM 837 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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It’s been almost exactly 4 years since the Paradise fire- 10/26 to be exact, and San Diego County is on fire again. We got a reverse 911 call to evacuate this morning. Packed up the kids and pets, and got my family to safety. I laid hose all around the property, and I’ve been on firewatch ever since.
The family came back about an hour ago, and everything is OK so far. We’ll be keeping a close eye on the weather until this is over. The wind is a vicious Santa Ana. single digit humidity, gusts to 40 mph from the east. We’ll be keeping the van packed for a quick bugout, just in case.

-- The days are long and the years are short...

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#1 posted 10-22-2007 09:55 PM

Good luck Buddy. Our prayers are with you!

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#2 posted 10-22-2007 10:03 PM

Good luck, you will be in our thoughts and prayers.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#3 posted 10-22-2007 10:08 PM

Good luck. Hope everyone will be safe. You, Your family and neighbors.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#4 posted 10-22-2007 10:24 PM

Fingers crossed, looks awful.

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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#5 posted 10-22-2007 10:57 PM

Prayers going out for you and the others.

-- Paul, Texas

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#6 posted 10-22-2007 11:17 PM

We just heard on the UK news; our thoughts are with you all.

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business.

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#7 posted 10-22-2007 11:24 PM

I is distressing to see how many people have already lost their homes and how many more at a potential risk with those fires in an around your area.

Keep your family safe. Best wishes.


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#8 posted 10-22-2007 11:26 PM

good luck, you and your family are in our prayers,

-- bryano

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#9 posted 10-22-2007 11:41 PM

You and your family are in my thougthts. Be safe.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#10 posted 10-23-2007 01:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with You. May You and your family be protected by His everlasting LOVE

-- Saved, and so grateful, consider who Created it ALL!!!

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#11 posted 10-23-2007 02:12 AM

Our thoughts on this side of the border are with you, good luck. I live out in the bush and worry every dry season.

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#12 posted 10-23-2007 02:51 AM

I’ll keep you in my prayers Myron. Best of luck.

-- Greg Mitchell--Lowell,

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#13 posted 10-23-2007 11:40 PM

I live in the city for which they named those damned winds. It is now tuesday about 2:30 pm. Some of our friends live around there and they just were told to go home. I hope you were able to do the same. Let us know if you and everyone is alright.

-- bobdurnell, Santa Ana California.

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