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'[OT] SoCal is burning... again...'
2007\10\23@160020 by James Newton

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Just incase anyone missed it or is interested, Southern California is pretty
much on fire. They have evacuated some really large areas. The best map I've
seen of it is this Google map:

<maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=114250687465160386813.00043d08ac3
1fe3357571>

Which shows the evacuated areas (not necessarily areas that are really
burning) in red and the areas that are on standby to evacuate in light
yellow. My house, family and I are in the latter area.

There is a pretty good satellite picture here:
http://www.2020hindsight.org/2007/10/22/san-diego-fire-twitter

Amazingly enough very few people have been killed or injured, the local
state and federal governments are actually cooperating, along with the local
military (and there are a lot of those) and volunteers of labor and supplies
are in abundance.

For now, it is just wait and watch.

--
James Newton

2007\10\23@161640 by Goflo

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Whereabouts are you, James? I'm in RB, near Pomerado Rd
& RB Rd. Copacetic here, so far.

Jack

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2007\10\23@162218 by Robert Rolf

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Ummm what have you done to protect the Piclist archives/server?
Hopefully you have a hard drive image of it somewhere VERY safe.

R


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2007\10\23@164719 by Marcel Duchamp

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James Newton wrote:
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Thanks for posting the google map link!  My daughter lives in
Oceanside... for the time being.

2007\10\23@201316 by Jim Korman

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James Newton wrote:
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So.....Any chance of catching the SOB(s) that
are lighting these fires?

See
<http://rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/realtime/single.php?2007296/crefl1_143.A2007296182500-2007296183001.1km.jpg>

This is a 1Km per pixel image from today. The 250m res
is much better, but is BIG.

Good luck to all you folks down there, be safe.

Jim

2007\10\23@210425 by James Newton

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I'm in north east Escondido, the suburbs. Outside of even the stand by area
now.

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James

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Whereabouts are you, James? I'm in RB, near Pomerado Rd
& RB Rd. Copacetic here, so far.

Jack

---- James Newton <EraseMEjamesnewtonspam_OUTspamTakeThisOuTmassmind.org> wrote:
> Just incase anyone missed it or is interested, Southern California is
pretty
> much on fire. They have evacuated some really large areas. The best map
I've
> seen of it is this Google map:
>
>
<maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=114250687465160386813.00043d08ac3
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local
> military (and there are a lot of those) and volunteers of labor and
supplies
> are in abundance.
>
> For now, it is just wait and watch.
>
> --
> James Newton
>
> --

2007\10\23@210844 by James Newton

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>So.....Any chance of catching the SOB(s) that
>are lighting these fires?
>

If it hadn't been an SOB, it would have been lightning, or an innocent
mistake, or something else. After 10 years of drought, 3 inches TOTAL rain
last year, it was only a matter of time.

> See
>
<rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/realtime/single.php?2007296/crefl1_143.A
2007296182500-2007296183001.1km.jpg>
>
>This is a 1Km per pixel image from today. The 250m res
>is much better, but is BIG.

Nice! Thanks for the link.

> Good luck to all you folks down there, be safe.

Doing ok, so far.

> Jim


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James

2007\10\23@222150 by Goflo

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Cool.  Found out today I'm in yesterdays mandatory evac area, but never
got notified. My sister in San Marcos was evac'd  this afternoon, turned out to be a "reverse-911" screwup. What a surprise.

Glad to hear you're OK.

Jack

---- James Newton <jamesnewtonspamspam_OUTmassmind.org> wrote:
> I'm in north east Escondido, the suburbs. Outside of even the stand by area
> now.
>
> --
> James
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2007\10\24@035101 by Alan B. Pearce

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>the areas that are on standby to evacuate in light
>yellow. My house, family and I are in the latter area.
...
>For now, it is just wait and watch.

Well I hope that is all you need to do. The fires have been well mentioned
on the news here in the UK. Thoughts go out to all those in this area.

2007\10\24@154819 by Nate Duehr

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James Newton wrote:
>> So.....Any chance of catching the SOB(s) that
>> are lighting these fires?
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>
> If it hadn't been an SOB, it would have been lightning, or an innocent
> mistake, or something else. After 10 years of drought, 3 inches TOTAL rain
> last year, it was only a matter of time.

The conspriacy theorists have already started, if you haven't seen this...

http://www.nationalterroralert.com/updates/2007/10/22/california-fire-battallion-chief-whoever-did-this-knew-what-they-were-doing/

Nate

2007\10\24@164854 by James Newton

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I did hear today that the FBI has issued a warrant for a suspect who may
have set one of the many fires. There are always nut cases, no need to look
deeper than that as far as I can tell.

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James Newton

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2007\10\26@041727 by Russell McMahon

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> If it hadn't been an SOB, it would have been lightning, or
> an innocent
> mistake, or something else. After 10 years of drought, 3
> inches TOTAL rain
> last year, it was only a matter of time.
>
>> See
>>
> <rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/realtime/single.php?2007296/crefl1_143.A
> 2007296182500-2007296183001.1km.jpg>

Just been away for 3+ days. Good to hear that things seem to
be under control.

SOMETIMES the arsonists can render a service. As James says,
enough fuel left dry enough long enough will ultimately self
combust. Starting distributed fires sooner can help. It's of
no joy to those adjacent to such spots but may end up being
in the greater interest. Not that has anything to do with
the miscreants motivations.

I have a friend who at one stage was a volunteer fire
brigade chief. They had tables linking dry matter, slope and
wind speed (AFAIR) - maybe some other things as well. Above
a certain outcome you climb into the truck and drive away
(fast usually) as there is nothing sensible to do but to let
it burn - at least not with their levels of resource.


       Russell





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