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Slideshow of Fires in San Diego October 25, 2007

Posted by nukemhill in Environment, General Interest.

Here’s a slideshow of some pictures taken in San Diego during the big firestorm.  Some of the pictures are, frankly, shocking.  I’ve seen more than a few fires up-close.  There were more than a couple in and around Scripps Ranch when we lived there.  So the night pictures of the massive conflagrations bring up some not so pleasant memories.  And the pictures with Qualcomm Stadium in the foreground are mind-boggling.  I really can’t get my head around them.  The proximity of the fires to basically downtown and semi-urban areas of San Diego is … shattering.  

I can’t really find the words for it. The fires that happened in ’03 burned right through our old neighborhood in Scripps.  Why our old house didn’t go up is still beyond my comprehension.  And with this year’s Witch Creek Fire, Uncle Lew and Aunt Kate’s house in Poway was seriously threatened, but apparently they’re in a good position, being surrounded by a golf course.  Talk about a natural firebreak!

Twice in four years.  I wonder how much more of this San Diego can take.  Will people start to seriously reconsider living in ‘Paradise’?  You’ve got to wonder.

My prayers are with everyone involved.  I actually hope the Chargers decide to play there this weekend.  I think it will be a great healing experience–a chance for everyone to come together and cheer senselessly for a few hours!  

Go Chargers!  Go San Diego!!!!!!!   



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