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Cupcake
10-22-2007, 09:38 AM
I just wanted to say that to those in the affected areas, my prayers are with you.

I hope those of you on stand by for evacs dont wait too long.

Horrendous traffic and road closers are going to make leaving next to impossible.

Be safe all and good luck during this trying time.

Hvymetal
10-22-2007, 10:46 AM
Thanks, just got home from work :( Looks like no sleep for me but so far it's still around 10-15 miles from me so we'll see thank you.


Well they're already saying it looks worse than the 2003 Cedar fire.... not good:(

Cupcake
10-22-2007, 10:51 AM
Thanks, just got home from work :( Looks like no sleep for me but so far it's still around 10-15 miles from me so we'll see thank you.


Well they're already saying it looks worse than the 2003 Cedar fire.... not good:(

I know, 1 of my bosses called. One is north of him but..

As for me here in Chula Vista, I am exposed to the smoke from the one on 94/Otay lakes road.

You shoulda SEEN the sun thiis morning glowing bright red through all that smoke.

Yvonne_Blacksword
10-22-2007, 10:54 AM
lol...they just told everyone to go home for a couple of days....it is really smokey...I haven't left work yet.
I hope everyone is well and no on is being affected by the fires.

Blazer
10-22-2007, 10:57 AM
Yeah, I drove to work only to find out it was closed for the day. I only noticed a tiny bit of ash falling around my truck when I left this morning, but I'm pretty close to the shore and about equidistant between the two fires (live on the Mission Bay/Point Loma border, minutes from Sea World).

Cupcake
10-22-2007, 11:02 AM
Yeah, I drove to work only to find out it was closed for the day. I only noticed a tiny bit of ash falling around my truck when I left this morning, but I'm pretty close to the shore and about equidistant between the two fires (live on the Mission Bay/Point Loma border, minutes from Sea World).

I live in IB like ya know, but the smell smoke in the office is getting worse.

And heavy Blaze and Yvonne, glad you all okay.

Blazer
10-22-2007, 11:05 AM
I live in IB like ya know, but the smell smoke in the office is getting worse.

And heavy Blaze and Yvonne, glad you all okay.

I'm surprised you're still at work Cupcake. I was driving north to work and thought to myself "damn, the highway is pretty empty". Then I got to my business park - whoa, now THAT was empty.

Hvymetal
10-22-2007, 11:15 AM
I know, 1 of my bosses called. One is north of him but..

As for me here in Chula Vista, I am exposed to the smoke from the one on 94/Otay lakes road.

You shoulda SEEN the sun thiis morning glowing bright red through all that smoke.
Ahhh gotcha I live in Otay Ranch - Eastlake. Jamuls nearest to me as well as you then...

Work at Sycuan:) They stayed open until we could see the fire on the ridge right behind the casino the last two times we had to evacuate, I forsee myself having to go in to work tonight:(

Cupcake
10-22-2007, 11:16 AM
Ahhh gotcha I live in Otay Ranch - Eastlake. Jamuls nearest to me as well as you then...

Ya. Just talked to my main boss. He is staying home. I told him that the smell of smoke was in the office and semi bad outside. He goes "you have air conditioning you will be fine." pfft.

Cupcake
10-22-2007, 11:17 AM
Ahhh gotcha I live in Otay Ranch - Eastlake. Jamuls nearest to me as well as you then...

Work at Sycuan:) They stayed open until we could see the fire on the ridge right behind the casino the last two times we had to evacuate, I forsee myself having to go in to work tonight:(

Well, if you do, just be careful.

<<mother hen.

Hvymetal
10-22-2007, 11:18 AM
Well, if you do, just be careful.

<<mother hen.Aye, you as well stay safe:)

Cupcake
10-22-2007, 11:27 AM
Aye, you as well stay safe:)

/bows.. Thank you. :D

Blazer
10-22-2007, 11:50 AM
Ya. Just talked to my main boss. He is staying home. I told him that the smell of smoke was in the office and semi bad outside. He goes "you have air conditioning you will be fine." pfft.

Pfft, your main boss is a tool. Air conditioning isn't made to filter the air.

Cupcake
10-22-2007, 11:55 AM
Pfft, your main boss is a tool. Air conditioning isn't made to filter the air.

Unless the place is burning down, I am to sit here and answer the phones in hopes that new clients will call. That is his thinking.

And I just had an obscene (sorta) phone call.

Blazer
10-22-2007, 11:57 AM
LOL to the obscene phone call at work. That's just silly.

Cupcake
10-22-2007, 12:03 PM
LOL to the obscene phone call at work. That's just silly.

I get this call. Some male. Blaze I think. :D

Law Office May I help you?

Do you drive barefoot?

This is a law office may I help you?

Do you drive barefoot?

You are aware you are calling an attorney's office, yes?

Click.

Blazer
10-22-2007, 12:03 PM
ROFL, now that is funny. You got a call from a foot fetish guy! :D

Sem34
10-22-2007, 12:09 PM
Have family out in Temecula,

My prayers are with you all and your families...

Cupcake
10-22-2007, 12:10 PM
ROFL, now that is funny. You got a call from a foot fetish guy! :D

LOL.

Cupcake
10-22-2007, 12:11 PM
Have family out in Temecula,

My prayers are with you all and your families...

Prayers also for your family there Sem.

Very sad situation for those that have lost their homes etc.

Life is more important to save, but I tell you, its a horrible sight to watch on TV. Fire can be quite nasty.

Varis
10-22-2007, 12:12 PM
I feel for ya, I lived in poway during the big fire last time... Now it's worse?? Be very careful everyone.

Get out of there in time. Don't wait to be evacuated. Traffic will be at a dead stop and the smoke is really bad for you. When I was helping friends evacuate in ramona I had to wrap my t-shirt around my head so I could breathe.

Oh and if the fire is semi near you, do watches (like in pnp dnd heh). You can't rely on the firefighters to evac you or wake you up. They never showed up at any of the homes I helped evacuate... when the fire gets close, time to go to friends and family elsewhere =/

Best of luck to you all

Sem34
10-22-2007, 12:16 PM
Thanks Cupcake... Just got a E-mail from my mom... everythings fine near Temecula...

Cupcake
10-22-2007, 12:22 PM
Thanks Cupcake... Just got a E-mail from my mom... everythings fine near Temecula...

Good to hear.

Cupcake
10-22-2007, 12:24 PM
I feel for ya, I lived in poway during the big fire last time... Now it's worse?? Be very careful everyone.

Get out of there in time. Don't wait to be evacuated. Traffic will be at a dead stop and the smoke is really bad for you. When I was helping friends evacuate in ramona I had to wrap my t-shirt around my head so I could breathe.

Oh and if the fire is semi near you, do watches (like in pnp dnd heh). You can't rely on the firefighters to evac you or wake you up. They never showed up at any of the homes I helped evacuate... when the fire gets close, time to go to friends and family elsewhere =/

Best of luck to you all

You are so right. One of the biggest problems is people waiting too long to evacuate.

The roads at 5:30 this morning were at a standstill from people trying to leave. The authorities are advising people to have their cars packed and ready to go, why wait?

Cupcake
10-22-2007, 12:41 PM
Just had an update from my boss.

The south bay fire is projected to head towards East Chula Vista by this evening.

Hvymetal
10-22-2007, 12:46 PM
Just had an update from my boss.

The south bay fire is projected to head towards East Chula Vista by this evening.Guess I'm not getting much sleep today:( Wonder how close it's gonna get to Eastlake? Watching the news and really haven't seen much update on the Southbay fire.

Cupcake
10-22-2007, 12:54 PM
Guess I'm not getting much sleep today:( Wonder how close it's gonna get to Eastlake? Watching the news and really haven't seen much update on the Southbay fire.

The radio here at work is not being very helpful.

Hvymetal
10-22-2007, 04:05 PM
The radio here at work is not being very helpful.Aye neither is the news, I really feel for the folks that live in the Poway area, especially Rancho Penasquitos, however just like the 03 cedar fire a majority of what is on the news happens to be about that area like Scripps Ranch was all over the news during teh Cedar fire. I guess I need to live in an area w/ multi-million dollar homes... maybe then I could find out how close the fire is:)

Cupcake
10-22-2007, 04:39 PM
Aye neither is the news, I really feel for the folks that live in the Poway area, especially Rancho Penasquitos, however just like the 03 cedar fire a majority of what is on the news happens to be about that area like Scripps Ranch was all over the news during teh Cedar fire. I guess I need to live in an area w/ multi-million dollar homes... maybe then I could find out how close the fire is:)

Get this, some kid started a fire at San Ysidro High School. I have no idea how close that is to my home, butt its close since the towns are next to each other.

I keep hearing tid bits about chula vista on the radio but nothing concrete.

Xyfiel
10-22-2007, 04:41 PM
Right by E street trolley station in CV. Here I was hoping I could go to Cupcakes house as backup;) Too close it seems.

And I just bought 8k worth of furniture and electronics. Good that furn isn't being delivered till saturday I guess. Spent friday night with a friend wiring all the tv/surround sound though, don't think I can get it all in the car.

I am 3 miles from the base gate, so not worried too much. I could jog it in worse case scenario.

Cupcake
10-22-2007, 04:43 PM
Right by E street trolley station in CV. Here I was hoping I could go to Cupcakes house as backup;) Too close it seems.

And I just bought 8k worth of furniture and electronics. Good that furn isn't being delivered till saturday I guess. Spent friday night with a friend wiring all the tv/surround sound though, don't think I can get it all in the car.

I am 3 miles from the base gate, so not worried too much. I could jog it in worse case scenario.

Yikes thanks.

Xyfiel
10-22-2007, 04:44 PM
Eastlake is under voluntary evac.

Yvonne_Blacksword
10-22-2007, 04:45 PM
Moved to Spring Valley last month...
Good choice as I am not choking on smoke...

YET!

Cupcake
10-22-2007, 04:49 PM
I am sorta LOL. Eyes are watering badly.

Boss just told me to pack up and go.

They are on voluntary evac so both bosses are packing up and moving.

Prayers to all. Be safe.

Cupcake
10-22-2007, 04:50 PM
Moved to Spring Valley last month...
Good choice as I am not choking on smoke...

YET!

Lets hope it stays that way for you Yvonne.

Cedar fire I was in El Cajon at the time. What a mess LOL.

boldarblood
10-22-2007, 05:00 PM
I'm in San Diego also, its really bad. Things are only going to get worse before they get better. The only thing that may stop the fires is they run out of land and hit the Pacific. I am up pretty close to the San Marcos fire and it's very smokey in my neighborhood. My prayers to all others who are having to deal with this again.

BigNastyMP
10-23-2007, 12:12 AM
Hello fellow San Diegans,

I'm a native, currently living in Clairemont and I hope that fire stays away. This reminds me too much of a few years ago, and it was too close then. Good luck to you all out there putting out fires tonight and all this upcoming week.

If anyone has had stuff hit the fan for them around here, let us know.

Talk about surviving the inferno...

peace
Matson
//
MP

Cupcake
10-23-2007, 08:28 AM
Hello fellow San Diegans,

I'm a native, currently living in Clairemont and I hope that fire stays away. This reminds me too much of a few years ago, and it was too close then. Good luck to you all out there putting out fires tonight and all this upcoming week.

If anyone has had stuff hit the fan for them around here, let us know.

Talk about surviving the inferno...

peace
Matson
//
MP


Aint that the truth.

last time, it got so bad for me we could see the flames of where it hit the walmart.

Hvy, I hope you are okay as its gotten worse in Eastlake.

All of you please be safe.

My biggest fear is going to work then getting trapped. News this morning said the Harris fire is threatening Bonita. This fire is bout 3 miles from where I work and 4 miles from my home.

ZEFFLON
10-23-2007, 08:42 AM
Cupp and all others be safe out there. I hope you all make it with no damages and worst yet no injuries. My prayers are with you all.

Cupcake
10-23-2007, 09:30 AM
Cupp and all others be safe out there. I hope you all make it with no damages and worst yet no injuries. My prayers are with you all.

Thanks Zef.

Right now I am anxious to hear from Hvy and Yvonne.

Yvonne_Blacksword
10-23-2007, 10:44 AM
everything is still ok here.
I am about to go buy a phone...
I have service but no land line hooked up.
They are doing reverse 911 calls, police calls ad tells you to evacuate.
I should prolly have some way to receive that call.

They say it is heading south of me, otay lakes ==>chula vista.

The smoke on the hills is just eerie.

Cupcake
10-23-2007, 10:53 AM
everything is still ok here.
I am about to go buy a phone...
I have service but no land line hooked up.
They are doing reverse 911 calls, police calls ad tells you to evacuate.
I should prolly have some way to receive that call.

They say it is heading south of me, otay lakes ==>chula vista.

The smoke on the hills is just eerie.

Got ash layering the parking lot here at work and the smoke is making it real cloudy. Wasn't like this yesterday.

I would get a phone yes LOL.

I just feel trapped here at work cause my husband has the car.

Blazer
10-23-2007, 02:40 PM
Cupcake, why the hell are you at work today? Your boss must be truly evil. We're closed again today and it's not looking too good for tomorrow.

5footStep
10-23-2007, 02:51 PM
sendin my prayers and good thoughts to you guys down there. I grew up in SanBernadino and Riverside.. and our old family home burned to the ground in those fires several years ago. (didn't live there anymore.. but man I felt awful for those families and friends we left that lost their homes.) Keep safe and my heart goes out to you.

Cupcake
10-23-2007, 03:26 PM
Cupcake, why the hell are you at work today? Your boss must be truly evil. We're closed again today and it's not looking too good for tomorrow.

Blaze, lets not go there. My husband just left here in a rage beause my boss wont let me go home.

He sees nothing wrong, no fire threatening to burn the place down so here I sit.

Apparently Palomar Mountain is in severe trouble, of course, I'm not sure where that is.

Cupcake
10-23-2007, 03:27 PM
sendin my prayers and good thoughts to you guys down there. I grew up in SanBernadino and Riverside.. and our old family home burned to the ground in those fires several years ago. (didn't live there anymore.. but man I felt awful for those families and friends we left that lost their homes.) Keep safe and my heart goes out to you.

Thanks.

My husband use to work for USXpress based out of colton/riverside. I got to stay with him overnight one night in the truck and woke up to a minor earthquake that was fun LOL.

Xyfiel
10-23-2007, 03:43 PM
On the ship since I have duty. They made everyone muster this morning, but then sent them home. Also, we are down to night lighting and anything else to conserve power. I am sure if the wind changes I could get time to go pack up for a few hours. I am waiting for hvy to respond as well.

PhoenixFire31
10-23-2007, 05:48 PM
My thoughts and prayers with all of you. :(

Hvymetal
10-23-2007, 10:55 PM
Well evacuated Eastlake, the Rolling Hills area where I live they just let us back in. Sorry bout them evacuating Spring Valley Yvonne I moved from there:( Looks like the good news is they stopped the fire at the Sweetwater Resevior so Spring Valley should be ok. Now that the wind is starting to die down and shift a bit everything seems to be getting under controll down here, I really feel for the people in North County though and now Julian is being evacuated.

Yay!!! I get to go into work tonight:) Of course the casino won't close until the fire is visable from it, not so long as they can get every last dime, but they did understand when I called in last night and told em I won;t be in we're evacuating:)

Be safe everyone:D

PhoenixFire31
10-24-2007, 06:14 AM
Well evacuated Eastlake, the Rolling Hills area where I live they just let us back in. Sorry bout them evacuating Spring Valley Yvonne I moved from there:( Looks like the good news is they stopped the fire at the Sweetwater Resevior so Spring Valley should be ok. Now that the wind is starting to die down and shift a bit everything seems to be getting under controll down here, I really feel for the people in North County though and now Julian is being evacuated.

Yay!!! I get to go into work tonight:) Of course the casino won't close until the fire is visable from it, not so long as they can get every last dime, but they did understand when I called in last night and told em I won;t be in we're evacuating:)

Be safe everyone:D

Yeah! You're ok! Had us worried a bit when you hadn't checked back in here.:)

Hvymetal
10-24-2007, 02:45 PM
Yeah! You're ok! Had us worried a bit when you hadn't checked back in here.:)
Thanks:) Stayed with a friend in National City. And thank you to all those that have shown concern for those of us in San Diego.... only bad news.......
My job's still there:(

Xyfiel
10-24-2007, 04:38 PM
Checking in, all is well here right now.

Kalanth
10-24-2007, 06:10 PM
Thoughts are with you all. I remember being in Colorado Springs when the Haymen Fire came knocking on our doorstep. Went into the movie theater a nice sunny day, came out and ash was raining down.

On the flip side, I am sitting here at work, thinking off all of you and prank calling the Hogan's. It's amazing what you can find when you work for an insurance company. :)

cdbd3rd
10-24-2007, 06:29 PM
And I just had an obscene (sorta) phone call.

:eek: I did not!!!

Was wonderin' how many of y'all were near the big wiener roast. Wasn't worried about you Cup, since ya live next to that big swimmin' pool - but didn't think about workplace.

Makes me appreciate the fires we used to have on our farm when I was a young'un. We could fight them down with buckets and gunny-sacks.:rolleyes:

Remember guys, if the sun is rising anywhere but the East, it might be time to bug out.
{ref: MASH episode where Klinger was admiring the cool sunrise - until Potter pointed out that the sun usually rises in the east...}

:cool:

cdbd3rd
10-24-2007, 06:31 PM
Thanks.

My husband use to work for USXpress based out of colton/riverside. I got to stay with him overnight one night in the truck and woke up to a minor earthquake that was fun LOL.


*chuckles* I bet.
:rolleyes::D

Cupcake
10-25-2007, 07:01 AM
All seems okay my way but the smell of smoke is still heavy in the air and here in the apartment. THats whats making me sick.

Hvy glad you are okay.