Monday, October 22, 2007
FIRE - update 10:45am
Here are some updated photos. You can see the orange hue to everything now. This smoke is to the south of me. I am not in the direct flow of smoke. As you can see from the first photo, my house is under blue sky now. The air is fairly clear, but I still smell the smoke and can feel it burn my eyes when I go outside to take photos. The second picture was taken from the center of the cul-de-sac looking north. Nice and blue that way right now. You never know what will happen once the wind changes. No phone calls to evacuate here yet. I did hear that Rancho Santa Fe is under mandatory evacuation right now. The county is utilizing the reverse-911 calling, so residents are being notified that way. The reverse-911 works in the way that they can make many calls all at once to residents in affected areas. I have a place to go if I get a call. My mom lives in Encinitas and I have an emergency bag of our clothing, meds, documents and cat carriers ready in case we need to leave in a hurry. I don't think that will happen, but I'm ready if it does. Oh, I just heard that the San Marcos fire (Coronado Hills) has died down a bit. That doesn't really mean too much because the winds are still blowing pretty good. Flare-ups happen all the time. That's all for now.