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Post #1077 • October 22, 2007, 5:57 PM • 8 Comments

Sorry, but the part of my brain that becomes paralytically fixated on the news when natural disasters occur has located a fresh target. We are fine, by the way, and expect to remain so, but duty obliges us to keep an eye out. Malibu lies to the north, San Diego to the south, and Irvine to the east. Talk with you soon.

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hovig

October 22, 2007, 8:35 PM

I hope it stays that way for you. Those in San Diego can also keep an eye on this regularly-updating map from KPBS. (I'm keeping any eye peeled myself b/c I have a bit of family in the area myself (scattered about Carlsbad, San Diego (near Balboa Park) and La Jolla). They all said tonight that they're fine -- Carlsbad being the most threatened at the moment and La Jolla the least -- but it seems that with those winds one never knows).

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opie

October 23, 2007, 5:18 AM

Hovig - thanks for the KPBS link Hovig. A lot of the information is hard to get to because of the volume. My son lives oin the edge of a canyon next to Balboa Park and he is worried about cinders falling and the like but what I would like to know is whether the whole damn city can burn, like a Dresden firestorm in WW2. If the fires actually get there they have no where to go but into the ocean.

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Darren

October 23, 2007, 5:49 AM

Good luck, keep your garden hose handy!

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George

October 23, 2007, 6:48 AM

op,
what I would like to know is whether the whole damn city can burn, like a Dresden firestorm in WW2.

No, I don't think that will occur. The fuel for the fire in the hills is different than it is in the more developed areas which makes it easier for the firefighters to make a stand. It's scarey how fast these fires move, especially at this time of year when the Santana winds are active.

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beWare

October 23, 2007, 4:19 PM

Santa Ana winds!

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hovig

October 23, 2007, 7:00 PM

Dom Perignon unwinds.

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Franklin

October 23, 2007, 10:08 PM

Hovig wins Comment of the Year.

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necee

October 24, 2007, 3:38 PM

hey thanks for this post. i've been wondering how you're doing and now am glad to hear all is well.

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