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    Le Patineur et sa Petite Lulu
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    Who all is burried in ash?

    I got up this morning around 9:00am. It was about 80 degrees out side at least it felt like 80 degrees. It was dry as could be. For the second day in a row my car is covered in ash. We live about 40 miles from the fires in San Bernadino. Don't bother dusting or vacuuming today either. Everything is covered in ash. I can write my name in the dust on the coffee table. All we could think of is this is ash from people homes and valuables. The green in the traffic light looks blue. I don't know why but it does. I went to a party for Halloween and looking into the street lamps, it looked like it was snow falling.
    Daniel and Little Lulu

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    Daniel-
    I'm only getting slight amounts of ash falling, but the smoke is making its way towards me. All these fires are so awful:(

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    Yes, all cars (mine included) have a layer of dust on them. It's just all too horrible. One of my agent friends has lost his home, two more have been evacuated. We're going to wake up every hour to check the news and make sure our area is still okay. Two of my friends nearby are doing the same, so if we decide to leave, we will all leave together. We can see fires in the distance, black smoke everywhere. I'm so deeply saddened for everyone who has lost a home or worse. I was not worried really until they mentioned on the news that the fire might jump over the 15 fwy into Vista and San Marcos. Suddenly I felt trapped since the 15 is my exit out of San Diego and over to the coastal freeway. Well, that has not happened, but I can't shake that sinking feeling.

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    My heart just goes out to all of you.
    Why don't you and your friends take turns and maybe get a little more sleep. One of you could take 2 am another 3 am, etc. Then they could each call the others if they need to take action.

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    I'm in Simi Valley, and everything's covered in soot and ash from what we can see. It's been smoky and gloomy all day, with little bits of sunshine when the winds pushed the smoke away... I'm hoping this all stops soon. It's frightening! Looking out the window today it looked like it was snowing little grayish flakes. No school tomorrow due to the density of the smoke and threatened homes in Moorpark and Simi, since my high school is a magnet school that attracts people all over Ventura and LA Counties.

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    Thank GOD I don't live there... I am alergic to ash

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    I heard that everything even out in Catalina Island was covered with ash. All of you near the fire have my prayers; I went through the Laguna Beach fire ten years ago, and it's something you never forget.

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    When I went outside this morning to run to the store, everything is covered in ash. There are patches of blue sky interspersed with huge patches of brown and grey. It's eerie outside. It smells of smoke. We've been advised to stay inside as much as possible. Schools are closed. Offices are closed. Right now they're worried about fires merging, creating an even bigger blaze.

    Several people I know saved their Poway homes with garden hoses. Someone told me people were leaving the area on horseback, luggage in one hand, horse reins in the other.

    I looked on our MLS (Multiple Listing Service) today, and one home was reported as "withdrawn--home burned down in the Scripps Ranch fire." It had been listed at over $1 million. Looking at the map, I'm horrified. I know at least three families who live within a couple of streets of that home. One friend, as I've mentioned, I know lost his home. It makes me so sad I could cry.

    On a brighter note, several friends who were evacuated yesterday from the Escondido and Poway areas are being allowed to return to their homes. That's a good sign.

    My business partner's husband had to chase off LOOTERS this morning! He cornered several of them until the police arrived on the scene. They were not youngsters; rather, they looked to be in their 20s. Unbelievable how people can be so cruel as to take advantage of someone else's misery.

    Will keep you posted as events unfold.

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    It's just terrible.

    My mother-in-law just called and said she had to evacuate, she lives in Canoga Park.

    My husband's business is closed.

    So many people with homes that have burnt down.

    My cousin lives in Claremont and was able to save his home but many on his street are gone.

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    When the Big Lake fire happened in Interior Alaska the mushers that all live up there had a huge evacuation and all of their sled dogs were in harms way... most of them made it... but Iditarod Champ several times over Martin Buser lost some of his dogs... it was so sad because those dogs were part of his championship team and Alaskans knew them as well as many skating fans know(love) Michelle Kwan... it was so scary I had family up there

    you all are in my prayers!

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    As I make my way through this thread, my throat tightens and my eyes begin to tear.............I am hoping that the fires will soon be contained. I know what it is like to look up and see ash falling from the sky..............42

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    OMG

    I live in Bonita (a few miles south of SD) and they haven't told us to evacuate, but my boss told me to stay in today because I have asthma. My friends got stuck in an area of SD called Jamul last night. To get out, they had to cross the Tecate border, and come back up through Tijuana and the I-5, which, was very congested.

    Realtorgal, I'm happy for you that you haven't been evacuated, but I share in your distress of all the people I know who've had to leave their homes. Some don't know if they will have homes to go back to.

    All right! I will be sharing my apt with anyone who needs a place to stay

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    What a weekend to go down there. I was lucky that after my original flight got cancelled (out of John Wayne) I was able to get another only a few hours later. So much ash, smoke, and destruction. Second time this year I've gone to a fire area - first in BC then SoCal. Not such a bright kid! Hopefully the winds will start coming from the ocean and the fire fighters will be able to get all the fires under control. I'm thinking of you all down there.

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    You guys need our rain. I'd send it if I could. BC got flooded out in some areas. I heard on the news our fire fighters are sending some equipment down to help battle the blaze. We had some horrific fires here in the summer.

    "Hang in there."

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    These photos are from the Scripps Ranch fire, where about 300 homes were destroyed. Many of these are heartbreaking to view. I know this area so well--it's just so unbelievable to think that so much of it is now gone.

    http://scrippsranch.org/special/fire_gallery.asp
    Last edited by RealtorGal; 10-28-2003 at 12:21 AM.

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