Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Fires in OC

A quick update on the fires in Orange County: the most affected areas are Modjeska Canyon, Silverado Canyon and Santiago Canyon. We got a lot of smoke in Irvine (especially on Monday) and can clearly see the fire from Ladera Ranch but they are in no danger.

As far as I know there were about 10 houses lost to the fire in Modjeska Canyon - I am not sure about the two other places. Although the fire in OC is pretty serious and grave, the damages cannot compare to what is going on in San Diego County where the fire already destroyed 1,600 homes (!) and triggered the largest evacuation in California history.

Here are some pictures of what is hapenning in our area:

A brush fire rages near dozens of homes at Silverado Tuesday night
At 7 a.m., fire was burning slowly toward a small custom home development called Santiago Canyon Estates near Cook's Corner. The winds had stopped but the fire continues to advance on the homes.
The setting sun silhouettes a home on fire in Modjeska Canyon.
Firefighters battle a blaze at 28161 Modjeska Grade Road in Modjeska Canyon on Tuesday. The house ignited a second time in the late afternoon after firefighters put it out once in the morning.
Under smoky skies Wednesday morning, northbound lanes of the I-5 freeway were closed because of a fire on Camp Pendleton.
The sun rises over the Cook's Corner area Wednesday morning. The winds did not return to the area and firefighters were able to focus their attention on flare-ups.
All the photos were taken from OC Register, which provides the most recent information about the fire:
Here is also an interesting blog about it:

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