Poway and RB ordered evacuated...

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Submitted by Coronita on October 22, 2007 - 6:12am

Folks, 

 

this fire is spreading fast, and there are evac orders for Poway, RB.  I believe there are 8 fires now. If you can, please stay at home today to leave the roads open for evacuees and emergency crews. I'm surprised this hasn't been suggested by the county/city yet.

 

Submitted by cashflow on October 22, 2007 - 6:53am.

wow, Thanks for posting as I was trying to get an update and nothing is online on any of the news channels on evacuations for RB and Poway. We are renting in RB and the smoke was so bad we left yesterday. I have a newborn at home. How did you hear of the evacuation anddo you know if it's the entire city's or just parts?

Please post any other info. you might have as we are up in Murrieta and only get LA news here!

Thanks...and I can't believe that it's this blog that has the most up to date info.

Submitted by NotCranky on October 22, 2007 - 7:04am.
Submitted by Geedup on October 22, 2007 - 7:56am.

Does anyone have any info on the East of Espola Bridlewood Estates area in Poway? We were ordered to evacuate 4:15am but we left last night for the Lomas Serenas off of Via Rancho PArkway but we got ordered to evacuate again at 4:00am. We left via Del Dios and it was very smokey at 4:30 am. Any info would be appreciated.

Submitted by rb refugee on October 22, 2007 - 9:18am.

we left Vista Del Lago off the 15 and Pomerado at 5 am.

any info would be appreciated.

Submitted by masayako on October 22, 2007 - 9:40am.

Another good link for updates:

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro...

Submitted by HereWeGo on October 22, 2007 - 9:44am.

The fires had reached Escala off Pomerado by 4:00 AM this morning, according to a friend who evacuated. Apparently the hill with the cross was aflame. Horrible.

Submitted by juice (not verified) on October 22, 2007 - 9:44am.

Witnesses report seeing realtors and desperate home sellers running around with lighters trying to torch their homes and attribute the loss to the Witch Fire...

Submitted by rb refugee on October 22, 2007 - 9:53am.

we were absolutely saved by the clearing between the the brushes of the hill with the cross and our home in Vista Del Lago.

bless the HOA for getting that done just a few months before.

Submitted by LostCat on October 22, 2007 - 10:24am.

How bad can this get. What is the weather forcast? I almost bought in Del Sur. Thank god I didn't. Wow! Fire, Mountain Lion attacks, traffic, long commutes, high HOA, High Melaroos, empty lots, but it's safe right? Away from all that city stuff.

Submitted by Bugs on October 22, 2007 - 10:37am.

A fireman was just quoted in an on-camera interview that the RB fire could burn to the coast because there's basically nothing standing in the way to stop it.

Submitted by Coronita on October 22, 2007 - 10:44am.

Just fyi... Parts of Carmel Valley have been evaced (everything north of 56).

 

Living south of 56, I'm currently hosting a few families. But I'm waiting for the evac orders to extend south. This isn't good. 

 

Basically, the problem is no aircrafts are flying right now because it's too windy and we're still waiting for fire equipment from NorCal to arrive.  Also, the winds keep pushing the fires west.

 

Submitted by stansd on October 22, 2007 - 11:25am.

I'm in RB and we haven't been evacuated yet, but really thick smoke isn't far away. This is really bad. We have friends in westwood who are pretty sure their house has burned.

If this is as bad as I think it is, this will save the SD housing market for the next year or two....lots of buyers with money about to enter the market.

Stan

Submitted by JWM in SD on October 22, 2007 - 11:30am.

"If this is as bad as I think it is, this will save the SD housing market for the next year or two....lots of buyers with money about to enter the market"

Uh, how do you figure that? If anything, this will hasten the decline because the real values will be assessed by the insurance companies and they aint going to use 2005 comps I'm pretty sure.

Submitted by anxvariety on October 22, 2007 - 11:50am.

Avoid non-essential travel, officials urge
7:31 a.m.
Emergency officials are urging people to avoid using major highways within the county today. The roadways need to remain clear for evacuations.

Officials also ask that people keep their cell phone use to a minimum to keep lines open for emergency officials to communicate.

County spokeswoman Lesley Kirk says if you do not need to be on the road then please do not drive. She also advises people to check with their employers before they go to work today to make sure they still need to come in.

Submitted by jimmyle on October 22, 2007 - 11:53am.

many retirees will take this opportunity to move somewhere. The result will be a lot of affordable new homes (build to replace the lost homes). However, would you buy in an area that has a second major fire in 4 years?

We are still too early to be able to tell what is the extent of the damage. If the damage is in the range of several thousand homes then I think it will bring in a lot of contruction businesses with insurance and federal/state aid money.

Submitted by FormerSanDiegan on October 22, 2007 - 11:55am.

"If this is as bad as I think it is, this will save the SD housing market for the next year or two....lots of buyers with money about to enter the market"

Uh, how do you figure that? If anything, this will hasten the decline because the real values will be assessed by the insurance companies and they aint going to use 2005 comps I'm pretty sure.

Let's not get ahead of ourselves. The outcome of these fires and their impact on housing will depend on things that have likely not yet happened.

Submitted by bsrsharma on October 22, 2007 - 11:58am.

"realtors and desperate home sellers running around with lighters trying to torch their homes"

Any links to this? Seems to be pretty criminal act.

Submitted by jimmyle on October 22, 2007 - 11:59am.

I think he was joking.

"realtors and desperate home sellers running around with lighters trying to torch their homes"

Any links to this? Seems to be pretty criminal act.

Submitted by jimmyle on October 22, 2007 - 11:59am.

I think he was joking.

"realtors and desperate home sellers running around with lighters trying to torch their homes"

Any links to this? Seems to be pretty criminal act.

Submitted by juice (not verified) on October 22, 2007 - 12:02pm.

Yes, it was a joke. I know, not a time for jokes:)

Submitted by Geedup on October 22, 2007 - 12:03pm.

Anyone know anything about the fate of homes around poway high school and lake poway? I think my home in bridlewood may have burned

Submitted by kewp on October 22, 2007 - 12:04pm.

Maybe they should call this the Kramer fire?

Submitted by Coronita on October 22, 2007 - 6:06pm.

My understanding is that if you are on the west side of 5 between 56 and 78, it's an expanded evac now. This includes del mar.

 

 

Submitted by Enorah on October 22, 2007 - 6:52pm.

I don't think that info is correct.

I think it is the east side of the 5.

Submitted by Coronita on October 22, 2007 - 6:53pm.

Del Mar: Advisory evacauations listed

Residents in all other neighborhoods within Del Mar are encouraged to prepare to evacuate to Qualcomm.

 

 

Submitted by masayako on October 22, 2007 - 7:31pm.

Anyone has the latest update of the Rancho Bernardo fire? Is it under control? Thanks.

Masayako

Submitted by Blissful Ignoramus on October 22, 2007 - 7:43pm.

It seems that none of the major SD Co. fires are contained to a significant degree.

Submitted by flyer on October 22, 2007 - 7:58pm.

Does anyone happen to know how many structures burned in
4S Ranch, and if homeowners can return to their homes, yet?

We have friends there that we cannot reach.

Thanks!

Submitted by surveyor on October 22, 2007 - 8:06pm.

I've been keeping track, and I've heard that the fire missed 4S Ranch. It burned a lot of north Rancho Bernardo, and that it didn't quite get to the unconstructed houses west of 15.

As for anybody returning, no word yet.

Submitted by masayako on October 22, 2007 - 8:29pm.

What about Carmel Mountain Ranch?

I heard from KUSI news that Highland Ranch Road area is on fire. That's kind of scary 'cos Highland Ranch Road is right in the middle of Carmel Mountain Ranch with many houses in the neighborhood.

I hope it's not as bad as they reported.

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