San Diego on fire again

October 25th, 2007 by Chris

I didn’t hear about the southern-California wildfires until my mom told me about them on the phone yesterday. Since then I’ve been riveted by the Flickr community’s photos that are constantly being uploaded by photographers all over the region.

You can get an idea of the scale of this thing from this map from KPBS.

San Diego Fires 2007

The amazing thing is that this map covers as much area as the entire prefecture that we live in in Japan.

It’s deja vu all over again. We lived in San Diego for four years before moving to Japan, and the fire pictures are taking us back to 2003 when some of the same areas burned at almost exactly the same dates, starting on October 26 and continuing for several days after.

Our thoughts are with our friends in San Diego, particularly John and Kathie who live directly between the north and south fires.

One Response to “San Diego on fire again”

  1. Michael Says:

    My aunt and uncle Sue and Art Hoffman (ages 81 & 84), who live in Rancho Bernardo in the northern part of San Diego, packed their cars with clothes and their cat and their medications and took off for their son’s house in San Diego. They had the presence of mind to get out of there while it was not difficult to do so. They are spending the days with their kids and their nights in a hotel, having a mini-vacation. Their house is apparently out of the danger zone, and I guess they’ll be going back there in another day or so. I was worried about them, but they’re among the lucky ones.
    Michael

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