Re: [xmca] Fires in San Diego County

From: Paul Dillon <phd_crit_think who-is-at>
Date: Tue Oct 23 2007 - 14:37:13 PDT

  i grew up in SoCal and lived there through many forest fires, the Altadena fire of 1993 coming within 1/2 mile of the house I lived in at the foot of the San Gabriel mountains. My uncle's home in Bel Air was the only survivor on his block after the forest fire that swept though that elite community in 1961. But from what the satellite photos reveal there is simply no comparison. So big, so fast! In Malibu I can understand how the fire gets all the way to the coast. But in San Diego? wouldn't it have had to jump 10 lane freeways to get down that far? I haven't been able to find a good map of the fires yet to really understand what's going on.
  Since my son lives in San Diego I'm especially concerned although I doubt the SDSU area is threatened. But the air must be almost unbreathable from the smoke plumes shown in the satellite images.
  My thoughts are focused on you back in your home . Stay well in the meantime.

Mike Cole <> wrote:
  Thanks to the many people who have expressed concern about the situation
here in San Diego county.
It is an unbelievable conflagration and it is directly threatening the homes
of several colleagues as well as
my own. We have been forced to leave our home and possessions and move out.
We are living with friends near the UCSD campus which is not threatened at

UCSD is officially closed, but so long as the electricity and internet
connections are working, I suspect that
folks will keep on chatting and we will keep on supporting it.

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