Wildfire Update – Day 4

Things are looking much better today in the Golden State!  The winds have almost died out (still some 25mph gusts in the mountains), the humidity has risen a bit and it was 10 degrees cooler today.  The firefighters were finally able to get a few of the fires under control today, however the San Diego fires (‘Witch’ and ‘Harris’) are still raging out of control, as is the Lake Arrowhead fire.  Those fires have generated so much smoke that water-drops have been impossible.  The Santiago fire, the one nearest to us, is still only 20% contained but progress is being made.
*  The total acreage burned is now over 550,000 and still going up.  That’s close to 900 square miles!
*  The cost of the damage went just over $1 billion today.
*  Authorities have arrested the suspected arsonist!
*  The number of people who have been evacuated has reached 500,000.
*  There are reported scam artists claiming to be raising money for the fire departments.
*  All of the smoke that blew out over the Pacific will be returning this weekend as we return to our normal onshore flow.
*  And as we don’t have enough problems, there was a 4.3 earthquake here today.  Not a big one but enough to get on our last nerve!
This is a photo album link that may or may not work for you.  I found it on Yahoo.
If not, just go to www.yahoo.com and you find it on the homepage there.  Great photos… all 596 of them!!  LOL
Take care my friends!  I’ll add to this post if things change here.
LOVE this song!!  It’s for my good friend Jadey!!!!
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12 Responses to Wildfire Update – Day 4

  1. Gina says:

    So happy to hear some of the fires are becoming controlled now. That is great news! Now… if we could just get you some rain!

  2. MizAngie says:

    Whew! So relieved to hear y’all are okay. So much CRAP goes on during a crisis, but thankfully a lot of good, kind things happen, too. I’ll keep praying for your safety…

  3. Jude says:

    Glad to hear you’re doing all right and glad to hear that things have quieted down some – you guys needed a reprieve!Take care and talk soon 🙂

  4. Jane says:

    What incredible badness!  Glad it’s getting controlled.
    Take care Seriouses.  ??

  5. Amy says:

    Man oh man…it’s awful.  You know what ticked me off the last night?  When KTLA was showing all the stats and they said only one death.  ONLY.  Yes, it’s fortunate that it’s a low number.  I wish you all of the rain we have been having here in BC.  : )

  6. Jennifer y Familia says:

    That is so scary.  Over here i’m complaining about my boot, you on the other hand are in the midst of a firestorm.  Hope all returns to normal for you soon.  Take care and you are in my thoughts.

  7. Isabelle says:

    Great News!!! I just hope a little rain will help the firefighters somehow!
    Take care,
    P.s NO NEED TO THANK ME!!!!!

  8. Isabelle says:

    Pffff….. problems never come alone but in pack!!! Just pray you are all done with that PACK!!!!

  9. Isabelle says:

    Pffff….. problems never come alone but in pack!!! Just pray you are all done with that PACK!!!!

  10. Louise says:

    Morning Bob! Glad all is well and getting under control slowly. We’ve been watching it all on the news here and it looks dreadful. Shame I can’t send all that rain we are gonna be getting your way.
    I’m off to work early today grrrr wish I wasn’t cos outside it still looks like the middle of the night! Clocks change at the weekend too but thankfully I ain’t working on sunday so I should be able to play catch up lol, famous last words hehehehe.
    Hope things continue to improve Bob and me mates doing ok!
    (((BIG HUGS))) and loads of bright blessings xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  11. ♥ Aimee says:

    that is crazy!
    *~*   :o) if you don’t have a smile to give today…  :o) I will give you one of mine…  :o)   *~*

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