Blogging The San Diego Fires
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It 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.
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