Southern California is Burning (Again!)

That's the Sylmar fire that's raging in Southern California. I took that photo just an hour or so ago from my backyard (I live just one city away). So far, it has destroyed 600 mobile homes and caused 10,000 residents to be evacuated. This fire comes right after the Montecito Tea Fire that destroyed more than 100 houses.

Fire is a constant worry here, and fire season is one big reason I don't like living in SoCal. Last year, there were big fires closer to where I live, so I hope we don't have a repeat of that this year. My condolences to those who lost their homes to the fires.


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Sorry to hear that unfortunate experience...my cousin also is in the same situation and she is planning on moving as well...Good luck and thanks again for sharing the photo and experience...Recently I came across a site which is very effective in providing Information and links about California travel Directory and Travel Search Engine related topics. Includes states/cities, hotels/motels, national parks, and cyber cafes.
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My best wishes to you Alex. I live in a pocket of very temperate climate, no forest fires, tsunami, etc., so I am very fortunate. Our country (Canada) is weathering the economic storm better than anywhere else, and I still have a job and a house, and food to eat. We count ourselves very lucky.
I understand fire though. I grew up in Northwestern Ontario (look west of Thunder Bay ON on Google maps) and we had major fires every summer. One year there was one fifty miles wide, and twenty from north to south about fifty miles from us - towns evacuated from the smoke, fears of towns burning up. I remember it well. I went to school in Wilmington CA and I remember fires in the hills. Makes you wonder why people live there. - Our thoughts are with you ... Dougall
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