23 October 2007

CA Firestorm

First, thanx to everyone who's written to ask how we're doing...it's very much appreciated.

This photo is of FreeFall at Six Flags Magic Mountain, taken from I5. It gives a pretty good idea of how the whole Santa Clarita Valley looks.

Yesterday (Monday) we were under mandatory evacuation in Saugus from early morning for many hours, so we bunged the cats in the car and went to a friend's house...we got back home about 7 last nite, and we *have* a home!! One firefighter was injured in our area, but they held it off. It's burned away from houses, and fortunately the wind didn't turn.

The scary thing is that it's thought the three fires in the area (Buckweed, Magic, Castaic) may join into one huge one...and as the wind picks up again, smaller spot fires keep starting all over the place, so one never knows where the next one will be. Fortunately, the firefighters are smothering these small ones within an hour or so.

We left all the stuff in the car, so we're ready to go again if we have to.

Well, we *did* bring the cats in...=-)


Judi W. said...

I hope you stay safe! Fires are quite scary and the smoke is the absolute worst! Take care of yourselves and your cats!

Grangry said...

Watching this from afar with mounting horror. Keeping fingers crossed for you all.