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toddalin
10-21-2007, 09:04 PM
The Santiago fire is dancing on the hillside in plain site less than a mile from here. The important papers are packed in the car. Our power keeps going on and off. The Corvettes and JBLs are going to have to fend for themselves. It's getting hairy guys! http://mylargescale.com/forum/icon_smile_sad.gif

Steve Schell
10-21-2007, 10:25 PM
Todd, best wishes to you guys. I was at my friend Rich's in Anaheim tonight, and the winds were crazy and the air full of ash on the way home.

Hoerninger
10-21-2007, 11:11 PM
Todd, all the best to you, your family and friends.
___________
Peter

Rolf
10-21-2007, 11:51 PM
Terrible. It's on TV. Hope it goes well for you all.

opimax
10-22-2007, 04:51 AM
WOW!! Best of luck, stay healthy

Mark

Robh3606
10-22-2007, 05:03 AM
Just keep safe and get the hell out of there. Don't wait too long.

Good Luck

Rob:)

Krunchy
10-22-2007, 05:21 AM
Be Safe Todd.

Earl K
10-22-2007, 05:25 AM
Todd , I'm hoping for the best for you and Linda ( I do forget if you have pets ) .

As others have said, Be Safe !


<> :)

Steve Schell
10-22-2007, 09:54 AM
Todd, how are things going?

toddalin
10-22-2007, 10:13 AM
Todd, how are things going?


Dodged a major bullit last nght. The fire burned the entire hill across from our house, about 1/2 mile due east. Luckily, about 74 acres burned there about 6 weeks ago and served as an effective fire break. We still see "hot spots" burning on the hill.

Winds are really bad... 90 mph+++ through the canyon (over 2,000 mph scale miles per hour for the garden railroad)! With the impending Santa Ana winds, I brought in most structures on Saturday, but some stay out, and were damaged. The tar paper roads actually lifted off the ground and were ripped to shreds, even weighted down with rocks. Even weighted down, the big trestle blew out from the piers. Worst we've seen in the 14+ years we've been here. At times, you can't stand up against them and have to hold on to something secure (wrought iron fence).

This fire was a result of arson and was started in three seperate areas.

Rolf
10-22-2007, 12:02 PM
Does this mean you, family and house is safe now?

Titanium Dome
10-22-2007, 12:26 PM
Todd

That sounds like good news, though I know it's never over until the winds are gone. Hopefully that happens by tomorrow.

I'm a long way from Malibu or Anaheim, but the smoke and ash are all over here in the Harbor, blowing in from the fires. The smell at your place must be awful, as I couldn't sleep last night.

I went through a fire in MI before I moved out here. It burned the barn and the outbuildings down to the ground, but the VFD saved the house. Whenever I smell heavy smoke, I can't sleep at all.

Good luck. The winds will shift (but not die out) later today.

toddalin
10-22-2007, 12:44 PM
Does this mean you, family and house is safe now?

As TD said, can never be sure until the winds are gone, and there is still major blaze just over the hill. But at this point the fuel between us and the blaze is pretty much consumed. Still, there is a voluntary evacuation of our area and the important stuff is in the car ready to go.

hjames
10-22-2007, 02:04 PM
Best wishes and prayers for you!


As TD said, can never be sure until the winds are gone, and there is still major blaze just over the hill. But at this point the fuel between us and the blaze is pretty much consumed. Still, there is a voluntary evacuation of our area and the important stuff is in the car ready to go.

Mr. Widget
10-22-2007, 09:39 PM
Even weighted down, the big trestle blew out from the piers. Worst we've seen in the 14+ years we've been here.Wow! That really sucks.

I'm sorry to hear that, but I hope the worst is over for you... many have been far less fortunate.

Good luck through the rest of the season.


Widget

richluvsound
10-23-2007, 01:07 AM
The Malibu Crew,

I've been watching the situation on CNN here.

God keep you and your family safe.

Rich

JBL 4645
10-23-2007, 04:30 AM
I was little confused with the post, just saw the devastation on BBC news video link, that is a bad fire, hope there fire-fighters can extinguish it FAST! The national guard is being called in as well hay. Looks worse than an earthquake.:(

Todd, don’t hang around for the fire, get the hell out of there!

edgewound
10-23-2007, 08:45 AM
Good luck, Todd. Hope you're ok. The smoke all around here is pretty bad.

Most importantly....keep safe.

Todd's probably been evacuated.....Santiago Canyon has mandatory evacuations put in effect.

toddalin
10-23-2007, 10:35 AM
Good luck, Todd. Hope you're ok. The smoke all around here is pretty bad.

Most importantly....keep safe.

Todd's probably been evacuated.....Santiago Canyon has mandatory evacuations put in effect.

We were under voluntary evacuation. We are out of harm's way..., for the moment.

Rolf
10-23-2007, 01:54 PM
We were under voluntary evacuation. We are out of harm's way..., for the moment.

Must be hell-like. I am watching the news almost every hour.

Our best wishes for you.

Audiobeer
10-23-2007, 07:58 PM
Good luck Todd. It's awful to think how quick it can turn. Be safe!!!

briang
10-23-2007, 08:12 PM
Whoa, man!:(

God speed to you and your family, Todd.

Y'all are in our prayers...

Rusnzha
10-23-2007, 10:20 PM
Best of luck and take care of yourself. I hope all of you, your home and your goodies make it through this OK.

Rolf
10-24-2007, 03:49 AM
The news say that 900.000 (!) people is evacuated. How is things going Todd??

JBLnsince1959
10-24-2007, 09:35 AM
wish you all the best and our prayers are with you all

scott fitlin
10-24-2007, 10:01 AM
The Santiago fire is dancing on the hillside in plain site less than a mile from here. The important papers are packed in the car. Our power keeps going on and off. The Corvettes and JBLs are going to have to fend for themselves. It's getting hairy guys! http://mylargescale.com/forum/icon_smile_sad.gifCars and speakers can be replaced. As long as you and your family get to safety unharmed, thats all that matters right now.

My prayers are with you, God Bless Everyone.

Most of all, just be safe.


:)

toddalin
10-24-2007, 10:37 AM
Winds are down now and they are getting our local fire under control. I think we'll be OK.

I'm now housing three evacuees from the San Diego area who's home is now in jeapordy. :(

scott fitlin
10-24-2007, 12:31 PM
Winds are down now and they are getting our local fire under control. I think we'll be OK.

I'm now housing three evacuees from the San Diego area who's home is now in jeapordy. :(Thank god, thats good news!

Taking in people who are less fortunate than you, that is really admirable. You have my total respect and best wishes.

:)

Hoerninger
10-24-2007, 03:53 PM
I hope the worst (http://www.spiegel.de/img/0,1020,1000992,00.jpg)is over, the Santa-Ana-Wind is slowing down and that you all can breathe freely again.
____________
Peter

JBL 4645
10-25-2007, 03:14 AM
It’s thought that one of the fires has been started deliberately by arsonists one was shot dead by police the other captured.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7061181.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7061181.stm)

Todd

Good on you mate you’re a real humanitarian :) to take in a few locals under great times of worry. :(

Is it possible for any forecast for some moderate rain permanently wash this fire away?

timc
10-25-2007, 05:12 AM
Good that you are safe for the moment. Good luck to you and your family. I have only seen a short newsflash of the fire and it looked bad.


-Tim

scott fitlin
10-26-2007, 11:15 AM
On the news last night they are saying the fires may have been arson! What kind of people do things like this?

:banghead:

edgewound
10-26-2007, 03:20 PM
On the news last night they are saying the fires may have been arson! What kind of people do things like this?

:banghead:

Arsonists that are caught should be forced into firefighting service with just a shovel.

That way they could dig their own grave before they burn to death.

toddalin
10-26-2007, 05:20 PM
On the news last night they are saying the fires may have been arson! What kind of people do things like this?

:banghead:

The fire near my house (Santiago/Orange County fire) was the one known to be set by arson. They know this because it broke out in three places both proximate in area and time. There is a $70,000 reward for info leading to their arrest. The fire is still going, but has moved southeast from us. When the winds blow hard, there always seems to be some crazy who will do this. (Typical SoCal wind fires are caused by downed power lines.)

On a brighter note, the three evacuees from the San Diego area that I had been housing were allowed to return (Witch Canyon fire). :applaud:

I called them and their house (and local area) was untouched. But they did go through some burned out areas along Camp Pendleton.

The smoke is still terrible and my eyes burn even in the house with the a/c on. :blink:

Rolf
10-27-2007, 12:03 AM
So glad to hear that the danger is over for you. Heard on the news that about 1500 houses has burned down. Terrible. I can only imagine, maybe not even that, how this must have been. Anyway :D

Krunchy
10-28-2007, 01:44 PM
When the winds blow hard, there always seems to be some crazy who will do this.

Perry nailed it on the head........ Porno For Pyros

JBL 4645
10-28-2007, 04:14 PM
So glad to hear that the danger is over for you. Heard on the news that about 1500 houses has burned down. Terrible. I can only imagine, maybe not even that, how this must have been. Anyway :D

1500 homes thatís dreadful:(, hope (Governor Schwarzengger) can turn things around, I mean this is one headache you donít need to deal with, not when one of the fires was started deliberately, little bastards:biting:.

JBL 4645
10-28-2007, 04:16 PM
Arsonists that are caught should be forced into firefighting service with just a shovel.

That way they could dig their own grave before they burn to death.

Yes I second that, little bastards.:biting:


The fire near my house (Santiago/Orange County fire) was the one known to be set by arson. They know this because it broke out in three places both proximate in area and time. There is a $70,000 reward for info leading to their arrest. The fire is still going, but has moved southeast from us. When the winds blow hard, there always seems to be some crazy who will do this. (Typical SoCal wind fires are caused by downed power lines.)

On a brighter note, the three evacuees from the San Diego area that I had been housing were allowed to return (Witch Canyon fire). :applaud:

I called them and their house (and local area) was untouched. But they did go through some burned out areas along Camp Pendleton.

The smoke is still terrible and my eyes burn even in the house with the a/c on. :blink:

Tough call how to divide the money I mean $70.000 wouldnít buy the loss of the home and its contents not to mention the inconvenience itís cursed to millions of home owners. I say feed those evil bastards to some hungry Florida alligators.:biting:
http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/26/26_11_7.gif

Rusnzha
10-28-2007, 06:00 PM
Just glad everything is OK!

toddalin
10-28-2007, 06:40 PM
Yes I second that, little bastards.:biting:



Tough call how to divide the money I mean $70.000 wouldnít buy the loss of the home and its contents not to mention the inconvenience itís cursed to millions of home owners. I say feed those evil bastards to some hungry Florida alligators.:biting:
http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/26/26_11_7.gif


Now up to $250,000. They have a lead, Ford F150.

JBL 4645
10-28-2007, 06:41 PM
Now up to $250,000. They have a lead, Ford F150.

LOL now that’s a hefty bounty!

Right, its one of these pick-up trucks, right I see well it won’t be long before there luck runs out, they better pray the police get to them first.

http://www.automedia.com/NewCarBuyersGuide/photos/2005/Ford/F150%20Super%20Cab/Pickup_Truck/2005_Ford_F150SuperCab_ext_1.jpg

JBL 4645
10-28-2007, 06:56 PM
Just used the vehicle and used a few other keywords and read the news on that. I guess the FBI is checking every single Ford F150 in California or the USA and cross reference each and the whereabouts of where the person was on that day. Yes it wonít be long before they are imprisoned in a federal state prison for a few decades, maybe even possible life!