Oct 22 2007

Blogging The San Diego Fires

wildfire-firefighter.jpgIt has been crazy here in San Diego, with 24 hour live coverage of the San Diego wild fires. There has already been 250,000 people evacuated from their homes. The fires have already been classified the worst ever in California, and it’s far from done.

People are being evacuated from communities like Romana, Scripps Ranch, Rancho Bernardo, and Poway. They are being sent to high schools and Qualcomm stadium for shelters. Of course they are being told to take all their irreplaceable belongings, pets, and animals.

What may be the worst thing is that there are 7 or 8 separate fires. These fires are being named after their point of origin. They are the Harris fire, Witch fire, Coronado Hills fire, Rice fire, San Marcos fire, Descanso fire, Fallbrook fire, Eagle Peak fire, Descanso Valley fire, Palomar fire, McCoy fire and more. If you’ve been watching the news, the most covered fire appears to be the one in Malibu. They are spread throughout California, with several in San Diego.wildfire1.jpg

I have already packed clothes for my family and begun to organize what I am going to take. Some of our neighbors have people staying with them for now that had people evacuate. Rancho Bernardo is close to us and thats the one I am concerned about.

The fire has thrown everything out of control. The air is bad, school is canceled and the freeways are closed.

I won’t be without the internet (thank god) so I will keep you posted on how we are doing. Watch out for Mira Mesa on the news!

I would really encourage anyone who can to donate to the cause, to do so. If anyone finds a link to it I will gladly post it. The San Diego news has been broadcasting that they are accepting donations. With over 250,000 people evacuated from their homes, the needs for food, water, and shelter are great.

For live updates check Sign On San Diego

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  1. jamy said:

    Sound bad. Could be as bad as our hurricane here. Jamy

    October 22nd, 2007 at 8:00 pm
  2. Ad Tracker said:

    Be safe. I’m sure those of us who do will be praying for you and your family.

    October 23rd, 2007 at 5:55 am
  3. Steve said:

    The American Red Cross is accepting donations, as they are operating some of the shelters.


    Good luck Matthew.

    October 23rd, 2007 at 8:18 am
  4. Matthew Henrickson said:

    thanks for the concern, we arent evacuated yet, but its bad over here.

    yes red cross, but i dont like them too much, plus they arent everywhere. I think the city is taking donations directly

    October 23rd, 2007 at 11:02 am
  5. Lynne said:

    Stay safe and you and your community are in our prayers.

    October 23rd, 2007 at 11:21 am
  6. webduck said:

    Hope you are still safe Matthew. Our son and his family just got home last night to their place in Garden Grove. Said the tree in their front yard was gone, but everything else was OK. You are in my thoughts and prayers too.

    October 23rd, 2007 at 12:27 pm
  7. Missy said:

    Jeez! I didn’t know you were in Cali, be careful and stay safe, Matt. It’s terrible how many have lost their homes, ABC Nightly News covered the story.

    Stay safe! Don’t worry about the blogging.

    October 24th, 2007 at 1:38 am
  8. Matthew Henrickson said:

    I can’t stop blogging I’ll go broke.

    Got the Halloween costume…

    October 24th, 2007 at 1:03 pm
  9. webduck said:

    I have put a widget on my blogs to donate to the Salvation Army. They too, do a wonderful job of stepping up to the plate when people are in need. There is also a direct link to the donation page for the Southern CA Division of the SA if someone would want to donate to them that way. No, I am not affiliated with them. I just want to help any way I can.

    October 24th, 2007 at 9:02 pm
  10. Margaret said:

    Go to http://www.doonenicething.com and you will find a link for helping the victims of the fires.

    Praying for all of you,


    October 29th, 2007 at 5:10 pm


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