Tuesday, October 23, 2007

10/23 More on the fires

This morning Jill emailed to say that the fires had moved away from her home. Then she called to say she's in her house watching them bulldoze up on top of her ridge--they were trying to make it barren up there so there would be nothing for the fire to gobble up.

That sounded all well and good--prevention is the key, right? Then I went to msnbc.com and used their virtual earth to see where the fires actually were. There's one right across Interstate 5 from Jill. Less than a mile away. At least that's the way it looks. I can see Jill and Todd's house, and there's a mark denoting where the nearest fire is.


Jill and Todd said...

Hi All, We are still fine.

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad! It sounds quite frightening. Hopefully the winds are blowing away from your home.

Jerilyn Dufresne, author said...

I'm so relieved it's not as close as it appears. But that one--the one closest to your house is listed as north of Castaic. There's another one in Castaic itself.

I had hoped it was just phone circuits being busy that caused you not to answer. Love you.

Anonymous said...

I am sure glad I got to talk to you yesterday, after watching the news I felt so helpless, glad you live by a firefighter who has the latest and accurate information, keeping you and your loved ones in my prayers.