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SoCal fires

I don't know how much coverage this is getting where you live, but there is one Hades of a fire out in the Low Desert area of Cabazon. This morning, while I was watching the news, they ordered a mandatory evacuation of the area. However, because the fire was so agressive, they could not send the police in to the area to actually initiate the mandatory evacuation.

And now, CBS2 (LA) is reporting that three firefighters have been killed while fighting this fire. The San Bernardino Sun is reporting that the firefighters were literally trapped in their fire engine.

All of this comes on the three year anniversary of the worst day of the Grand Prix Fire, which killed on and injured 35, the Old Fire, which had merged with the Grand Prix Fire at one point, and the San Diego Wildfires.

These people, the ones give of themselves in order to save others, are some of the truest heroes that we have. Please keep them in your thoughts.

Now if you'll excuse me, I need to find a tissue.

EDIT: Right after I posted, I went to MSNBC, who is reporting breaking news - "As many as 400 people trapped in RV park near Calif. wildfire, official says" With the Santa Ana winds blowing, and the REALLY low humidity, this is just going from horrible to ... I don't know, even more horrible.


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Oct. 26th, 2006 07:41 pm (UTC)
i'm following this online. very sad indeed. i hated to read about the firefighters that died. i hope the people in the RV Park make it out safely.
Oct. 26th, 2006 10:39 pm (UTC)
I followed this early in the morning, and now it keeps getting worse?!? Wow, wow, wow.

I remember the GRAND PRIX wildfires verrrry vividly. I can't believe it has been three years already. Hmm, maybe this is a time to look back on what I wrote about it three years ago?

Oct. 28th, 2006 05:00 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I've been hearing about it.

I wonder if the folks that started it will be up on manslaughter charges now.
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