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San Diego Utility Suing Burned Out Homeowners

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San Diego Gas and Electric is going after homeowners that may have disregarded defensible space standards during the 2007 fire season. The complaints were filed in response to class action lawsuits filed against them. According to San Diego Online SDG&E has filed cross complaints against homeowners, local municipalities and even fire agencies in response to […]

The State Of Incident Blogging

The first fire I ever followed in blog form was the Rodeo-Chedeski Fire in 2002. A local woman, a Show Low Arizona web designer offered a running update of the fire based on information from a scanner and friends who phoned her with first hand updates. She may have been the first incident blogger. Her […]

Homeowner Discusses How His Home Was Spared

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This San Diego County homeowner did all the right things to prevent his home becoming toast during the Witch Fire. His preventive actions caught the attention of his home insurer. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NV4y2-XIAtw&rel=1]

San Diego Wildfires Photos

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The San Diego fires images via Flickr. Harris Fire October 23, 2007

Southern California Fires Satellite Image

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Modis RapidFire Image from 10/23 Note the activity in Mexico and how the Harris Fire has apparently crossed the border.

Southern California Fires Updates

Fires Updates Date Time News and Notes 10/23 1525 Update Rosa; the fire has burned 350 acres and is 70 percent contained. The fire has threatened 175 residence. 10/23 1520 Update Ranch; The fire has burned 54,518 acres and is 10% contained. Numerous residential structures are threatened by the fire. 10/23 1515 Update Canyon; The […]

Southern California Fires, Satellite Imagery

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From Modis RapidFire Click on the optional sizes tabs on the Modis site.

Witch Fire Update

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Comprehensive blog coverage CBS8 San Diego. I once lived in the region residing in Escondido, San Marcos and Del Mar. When I read earlier that Del Mar was being evacuated I couldn’t believe it. I also can’t get a grip on how 350,000 people evacuated the area. I doubt that number was reached. These are […]

"Al Gore or Al Qaeda"

“…. and I don’t like either one”! This is a quote I heard on the Big Bear scanner, by one of the air attack guys flying over Lake Arrowhead. The pilot was commenting on the view he had overlooking the Southland and how these fires are sprouting all over. For a moment we may want […]

Harris Fire Web Cam View

The Lyons Peak webcam offers a 360′ view that shows the Harris Rife to the south and the Witch Fire to the north. Take a look at the South view towards the Harris Fire burning on the Mexican border. The Harris Fire is predicted to burn to Chula Vista, reference Google Maps link for an […]

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