Sunday, August 30, 2009

Fire situation in Southern California worsens

The fire situation in my childhood neighborhood has worsened overnight and today. This attached map from the LA Times shows the expanded fire area. If you click on the man in the bed you will see that my high school, Crescenta Valley High School, had been designated as a shelter, but that people are now being sent to the next community and La Canada High School. According to the highs today in La Crescenta are expected to be 104, so no help there.

The evacuation area has spread and now seems to include my old neighborhood. My friend Drew's neighborhood on Ocean View Boulevard has been evacuated, although they have been allowing people to return to pick up some belongings.

View Los Angeles County fires north of La Canada Flintridge, Altadena in a larger map

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info. My brother lives 3 miles away from Bob Hope Airport. Good to see that there is another "mountain range" separating the flames from his residence.

Last year during the wildfires he stated that he could see the fires from his office window. Sheesh.