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#1 Posted on 26.10.03 1355.15
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I've got my car packed with non-replaceable items, the cat carrier is out and ready to go - and we are waiting to get the word to evacuate.

The fire is up to Highway 52 and Santo road. Santo road runs south 1 mile to Friars road. We live 2 blocks south of Friars.

Shit is hitting the fan, and we're bracing to leave. We will be good, but it looks like my work may burn down. I haven't called in for the last 2 hours but I couldnt get an IT guy 2 hours ago, so I hope they have evacuated completely.

Fucking A.

How long is unemployment good for, anyway? You think I can call AFLAC right now and get covered?
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#2 Posted on 26.10.03 1443.06
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HOLY CRAP. Good luck, Guru! Hope nothing irreplacable (like your job) burns down.
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#3 Posted on 26.10.03 1510.53
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If you want to see some pictures of the carnage ...

http://www.onipress.com/community/messages.php?msg=2541.10

(From Blue Monday's Chynna Clugston-Major, via the Oni Press message board)
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#4 Posted on 26.10.03 1542.01
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Phew... good luck, Guru.
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#5 Posted on 26.10.03 1558.19
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Yeah, it looks like some of my family might have to evac (a bit north of Guru, though) from the Simi Valley area. Fortunately, my mother seems to be unaffected as of yet.

And those pictures? Downright scary; if this wasn't such a potentially dangerous situation, I'd say they were beautiful, though. Such a contrast.
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#6 Posted on 26.10.03 1619.21
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That's awful. Good luck.

If you haven't bailed yet, you might want to go ahead & corner the cat, before he/she freaks.

I trust you've got someplace to evacuate to. (If not, PM me & I'll make some calls.)

Eeesh.
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#7 Posted on 26.10.03 1637.24
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I'm hoping that you all get out of there ok.

I have a few friends out near San Fran and they're preparing to pack up and get the fuck out of there in a moments notice too.

Be careful...
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#8 Posted on 26.10.03 1638.43
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    Originally posted by emma
    I trust you've got someplace to evacuate to.
He told me earlier it'd be the stadium.
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#9 Posted on 26.10.03 1651.18
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car is packed

we are about 5 miles south of the fire right now

ready to go at the signal - staying put until then

freeways closed all around us.

this is teh suck.

my work is still not burned down yet - downloading stuff from there as I type
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#10 Posted on 26.10.03 1712.45
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Anybody know of any sources to "map" links for the fire? My cousin is out there as well. He's near Ocean Beach, on Ashmun Drive, which is only a few miles from the fire.

He said they were ready to run too. Good Luck Guru.
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#11 Posted on 26.10.03 1717.23
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    Originally posted by cranlsn
    Anybody know of any sources to "map" links for the fire? My cousin is out there as well. He's near Ocean Beach, on Ashmun Drive, which is only a few miles from the fire.

    He said they were ready to run too. Good Luck Guru.
Here's a not very good one from NBC 7/39 (nbcsandiego.com)
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They also have a streaming live feed which may or may not work on your computer.

(edited by CRZ on 26.10.03 1519)
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#12 Posted on 26.10.03 1720.06
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The only one I've found so far is quite "coarse-grained", so doesn't really help much with details.
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/fires/sdcountymap.html

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(cransln: Ocean Beach?? That desn't sound consistent with all the other information... ??)

(edited by emma on 26.10.03 1537)
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#13 Posted on 26.10.03 1725.07
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Hope everything works out, Guru. I know the fires we had here in Southern Alberta and British Columbia earlier this summer were very intense and very scary.
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#14 Posted on 26.10.03 1725.45
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Guru: Hope everything ends up ok for you in there. It doesn't sound pretty.

(admittedly a low priority thought for those close but) Has anything been said about the Monday Night Football game being affected by the fires? There isn't anything on nfl.com or chargers.com.
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#15 Posted on 26.10.03 1727.42
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Godspeed, Guru.
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#16 Posted on 26.10.03 1732.06
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More scary pics from nbcsandiego.com

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(edited by JayJayDean on 26.10.03 1535)
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#17 Posted on 26.10.03 1741.01
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more info

fire was supposedly near my work 2 hours ago - i've been vpn'd in for the last 4 hours making sure that i have current backups of everything -- computer room is still standing at least because vpn and servers are still up. no idea if there has been any damage to the structure.

so far they have reported fires to the north, east, and west of my work

i don't think it's going to get as far south as us - but i'm over prepared if it is

just heard that tierrasanta is being surrounded on another side. tierrasanta is the community 5 miles north of where we are.

i'm going to be fine no matter what - we've grabbed everything that fits in the suv and packed it up - so we can get out as soon as we get the word to leave

im most worried about having a job tomorrow morning.

more updates later if i'm still here. i'll message chris before i take off. right now i have 2 computers and the laptop to take to the car, and we are out. should be less than 2 minutes to get out the door.

Ocean Beach is pretty far from the fire - your friend should be ok.
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#18 Posted on 26.10.03 1744.36
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Thanks all for the info...looking at the map, he wasn't as close to Ocean Beach as I thought.

From the maps, it looks like the Cedar Fire is headed straight towards his area....hopefully not though.

Again...good luck to all in CA.
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#19 Posted on 26.10.03 1820.17
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Though I admit it's low in priority next to you getting out of the way of the fire - where is the Wienerboard server?

Steph
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#20 Posted on 26.10.03 1824.22
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    Originally posted by Stephanie
    Though I admit it's low in priority next to you getting out of the way of the fire - where is the Wienerboard server?
I believe it's in San Jose with CRZ.

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