So Cal Fires continue to Burn … Over 1 Million Evacuated


Southern California wild fires continue to burn out of control fueled by the high SOCAL_Fire1Santa Ana winds. Until the weather patterns change, fire fighters battle the blazes almost in vane.  Sixteen separate fires have destroyed over 1300 homes. At times the winds have reached 100 mph. Up to nearly 1 million people could be affected by the evacuations as officials have ordered the evacuation of nearly 350,000 homes in San Diego County. QualCom Stadium, the home of the NFL San Diego Chargers is being used as a refugee center.


He praised the rapid deployment of fire crews and equipment across a region from north of Los Angeles to the Mexican border. The wind-driven fires had burned 410,000 acres, or about 640 square miles, causing at least $100 million in damage.


The wildfires have led to the largest evacuation in state history, with more than 500,000 people forced to flee their homes. Thousands packed evacuation centers.

Late Tuesday night, officials issued a new round of mandatory evacuations in the San Diego County communities of Fallbrook and Julian, an area devastated by a 2003 wildfire. Water and power in the town were cut off. (AP News)


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Posted October 24, 2007 by
Deceased, weather | 5 comments

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    5 Responses to “So Cal Fires continue to Burn … Over 1 Million Evacuated”

    1. richard on October 24th, 2007 12:48 pm

      Surely the California Democrats will blame the fires on Bush … (the burning bush?)

    2. FL on October 24th, 2007 3:45 pm

      #1: Blame it on Al Gore. The South-West is drier-than-average according NOAA.

    3. deanna on October 25th, 2007 6:09 am

      These are real people who have lost everything. Keep the political where it belongs. Have a heart and show some caring!
      SM: That is true; however, the MSM is in full swing in the blame game.

    4. linax on October 25th, 2007 11:43 am

      “SM: That is true; however, the MSM is in full swing in the blame game.

      It was ok for MSM to blame Aruba, but not ok when they blame Bush? ok….

    5. Boy Playing with Matches Blamed for One of California Wild Fires | Scared Monkeys on October 31st, 2007 2:44 pm

      [...] of the 15 wild fires in Southern California that destroyed more than 21 homes and consumed more than 38,000 acres was started by a juvenile boy [...]

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