San Diego Wild Fires October 2007

Just an update for friends and family. If your not aware, probably just watch CNN or FoxNews or BBCNews and check the San Diego Fire. Starting last Sunday, there we big fires in Southern California. Some in LA, Orange County and San Diego.

Fire was due to low humidity causing super dry air with high temperature and high speed winds reaching 65MPH. Heat helps burn more. Wind gives more oxygen for combustion and blows it in directions that make it spread more and super dry conditions makes the fire keep going on.

The San Diego Fire Situation

There were two major wild fires in San Diego, I’m not even sure if they have the same origin. The so called Harris Fire started at Harris Ranch and moved down near the Otay Ranch and Chula Vista area.

The Witch Fire started at Witchcreek and spread around neighboring areas in Ramona. And it moved more and more to the west through Poway, Escondido, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Santa Fe and neighboring areas. I live in Rancho Penasquitos which is beside Rancho Bernardo and Poway and was ordered a mandatory evacuation on Monday morning.

I didn’t go to work and started packing my important documents, computers and some irreplaceable priceless photos.

Although there were official evacuation centers, we went to the cheapest hotel since we had two kids with us, my 2 year old nephew and a my 5 year old daughter oblivious of potential dangers and economical loss were just as happy as they are playful everyday. They are the type that like running everywhere that you need to chase them all over the place and my wife believed it would be better to go to a hotel mainly for the kids.

Today is the second day. and I barely get to check my mail, nor do I have a computer to use and I’m using my cellphone right now for quick email checks and sending.

Right now for company matters, Amor, please work on the situation and for matters requiring my attention, please explain the situation to the clients of the fire in San Diego.

To my Mom and other people back in the Philippines, everything is still fine. Our place here is still under mandatory evacuation and is still not advised to go back to work.

Although wind speeds have decreased, they said they said the peak of the speed as well as the temperature highs will be at sometime 3pm today.

Right now the fire has reached near the Del Mar areas already and we are still waiting up to when we can go back home and see the the status of everything.

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12 thoughts on “San Diego Wild Fires October 2007

  1. Hi friend. Hope everything will be back to normal sooner that expected. It is sad to know things aren’t the way they were when you left & sometimes you are left off guard. Luckily your place wasn’t the 1st to get into trouble with this witch fire.

    But isn’t a blessing that we have angels by our side to create a better picture with all these not so perfect world. take care & regards to your family.

  2. Bro,

    Sana ok kayo ni Mars dian. Yap, i heard the news. Actually not jyst heard bro. Saw the videos. Kaw agad naisip ko but was not sure kung San Diego ka nga.

    Grabe ang fire spreading fast. Helpless ang mga tao. Hope ok naman ang house nio at intact pa. KEEP ME POSTED BRO AND MEANTIME WE WILL BE PRAYING HARD TALAGA KASI KAKAIBA TALAGA ANG NANGYARI.

    Parang taga Phoenix kayo nian. Ingat. Keep me posted talaga.

    Benjie G.

  3. Good to know that you and your family are safe. rest assured that your family are included in our prayers. I’m sure that everything will be fine and things will only get better from this on.

  4. Good to hear from you that your family is fine. I understand mahirap talaga ang situation niyo ngayon dyan. We will pray that everything will be back to normal soon.

  5. Benj, we’ll pray for your safety and hope that everything will be back to normal as soon as possible. God be with you and your family bro!

  6. Waaaaaaaaah sabi ko na nga ba malapit kayo eh. Ingat kayo dyan. Sabi ko na sayo dito na lang kayo sa San Francisco para mag kapitbahay tayo eh. Nagregister nga pala ako sa omnidomain baka mag register pa ako ng isa pa. Sana matapos na sunog dyan. God Bless

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