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Socal Firestorm Losses Tallied

Firestorm numbers: 934 Homes Destroyed 42,000 Acres Burned, 21 Firefighters Injured $25 Mil. Suppression Costs The Freeway Complex Location: Orange County communities of Yorba Linda, Anaheim Hills, Anaheim and Corona in Riverside County. Start Date November 15, 2008 at 9:00 am.29,000 Acres155 homes destroyed104 homes damaged9 firefighters injured11 Million dollars in fire suppression costs (to […]

Socal Fires Satellite Image, Sayre and Freeway Fires

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Satellite imagery from NASA AERONET This image is from yesterday November 15.

Sayre Fire Update; 613 Homes Confirmed Lost

The midday incident report filed at noon today reported 613 homes and 10 commercial buildings were destroyed in the first 12 hours of the Sayre Fire. Facts and Concerns; 1,400 firefighters are assigned to the Sayre FireOne firefighter injured with chest pains, one civilian injured. Major problems and concerns (control problems, social/political/economic concerns or impacts, […]

Heroic Act, Notes & Observations

A TV reporter interviewing two firefighters from either LAFD or LA County asked them awkwardly if their efforts to save the Oak Ridge Mobile Home Park was a “major” disappointment. Firefighter Hahn (sp) responded bluntly, no, the effort was remarkable. Firefighter Hahn told the reporter that just as his engine company was ordered to leave […]

Estimated: 500 of 600 Homes Burned In Oak Ridge Mobile Home Community

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I’ve been blogging fires for about 4 years now and I can’t say I have ever felt such sadness as I do today. Channel 4 news in L.A. just reported that they estimate 500 of the 600 homes in the Oak Ridge Mobile Home community have burned. Earlier this morning firefighters were withdrawn from the […]

Sayre Fire; 165 Sylmar Homes Destroyed or Damaged

Overnight Santa Ana winds peaking at 70 mph pushed the fast moving Sayre Fire through residential areas in Sylmar. One hundred homes have been damaged and 65 homes have been destroyed including 30 mobile homes in Sylmar. Four freeways have been closed including Interstate 5, the 210, parts of the 118 and 14. The smoke […]