Sunday, November 16, 2008

Big Ass Fire

Princess and I drove up the hill to near King High and drove up the dirt part of Mariposa Rd. near Golson Rd. You can see a lot from up there at 1:00 AM. The entire San Bernardino Valley and into Claremont/Mt. Baldy area and Pomona. Saddleback Mountain to the West-ish. South you can see the rocky hills near Fallbrook and Eastward is Mt San Jacinto. You can even see the car lights heading up the Cajon Pass to Barstow, Victorville and Vegas.

Looking Northwest we could see the huge Corona/Chino Hills/Yorba Linda Fire. I think it's called the Freeway Fire officially. It should be called Thee Big Ass Fire. We could see the fireline, maybe five miles long and flames shooting up into the sky. The plumes of smoke were glowing orange and billowing towards the West. And we were probably at least twenty miles away.

They say this fire is bigger than the Bel Aire fire in LA in 1961. Something like 400 houses were lost then. I think this one has more losses and it's only a day old.

There are three major SoCal fires working right now. In order of appearance: The Montecito Fire near Santa Barbara, Sylmar fire near the top of the 5 Freeway and the Grapvine and the Freeway Fire near Anaheim Hills/Yorba Linda/Chino et al.

There are many huge houses, mobile homes and apartments destroyed.

The 91 was/is closed completely thru the Santa Ana Canyon and the 241 Toll Road.

No going to Disneyland tomorrow.


Blogger Donita Smith said...

It's kind of weird for me to be hearing about these fires and not being able to see them from my house. When we lived on the farm I could walk to the top of the hill and see pretty much everything. I haven't been up Mt. Rubidoux in weeks. I'll bet you can see plenty from up there.

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