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(CBS8 San Diego)   Thousands of homes ordered to evacuate Bernardo wildfire in California (Developing) (lgt live stream)   (cbs8.com) divider line 133
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2014-05-13 07:56:16 PM  
I hope they get out safe. Grab your pets and loved ones and flee, now.
 
2014-05-13 08:02:01 PM  
LAX, which is right on the damn water, was 100 today. It's only May. This is bullshiat.
 
2014-05-13 08:03:09 PM  
And so it begins...
 
2014-05-13 08:03:38 PM  
Those are some big fancy houses about to burn down.
 
2014-05-13 08:05:36 PM  
As a resident of California I've got to say that I'm sick of these fires,  they're so bla,  I want something new and exciting to evacuate my home for.
 
2014-05-13 08:05:37 PM  

Trocadero: LAX, which is right on the damn water, was 100 today. It's only May. This is bullshiat.


Feel free to file your complaint with the department of "Tough shiat."  You must file it in person, in triplicate.  It's in the basement...something about an out of service bathroom guarded by a tiger, I don't know. The details aren't really important.
 
2014-05-13 08:06:09 PM  

Boo_Guy: As a resident of California I've got to say that I'm sick of these fires,  they're so bla,  I want something new and exciting to evacuate my home for.


Need another Simpson riot?
 
2014-05-13 08:06:16 PM  

cryinoutloud: Those are some big fancy houses about to burn down.


Maybe it's a gated community.
The fire can't get in the gate!
/Unless it knows the keycode...
 
2014-05-13 08:06:27 PM  

Boo_Guy: As a resident of California I've got to say that I'm sick of these fires,  they're so bla,  I want something new and exciting to evacuate my home for.


How about if we arranged for it to rain snakes?  Or perhaps poisonous tree frogs?
 
2014-05-13 08:08:19 PM  
The winds are about 20 mph, gusting near 30.  Going to get really interesting when the sun goes down and the air drops have to stop.
 
2014-05-13 08:09:46 PM  
Friends had severe damage from LAST rancho Bernardo wildfires, to inform the WelcomeToFark Community, this is where they shot "Family Plots" reality tv show...  http://www.pomeradonews.com/2007/04/11/mortuary-lives-on-after-tv-sho w /
 
2014-05-13 08:13:06 PM  

Josbone26: The winds are about 20 mph, gusting near 30.  Going to get really interesting when the sun goes down and the air drops have to stop.


Why would the air drops have to stop?  Commercial jetliners fly at night no problem. And in this case...not hard to navigate, just point toward the orange glow on the horizon....

Serious question. Do they really fly THAT low that terrain avoidance is that much of a problem?
 
2014-05-13 08:13:39 PM  

Trocadero: LAX, which is right on the damn water, was 100 today. It's only May. This is bullshiat.

It was 93 in San Francisco today, and it's the second heat wave this month. Even in July, SF barely gets above the 70s. This summer is going to be hellish.
 
2014-05-13 08:15:01 PM  
Are these the same areas that get nailed every year? If so why do people keep building there?
 
2014-05-13 08:15:06 PM  

theguyyousaw: cryinoutloud: Those are some big fancy houses about to burn down.

Maybe it's a gated community.
The fire can't get in the gate!
/Unless it knows the keycode...


It'll just follow someone in
 
2014-05-13 08:16:32 PM  
If you're in an area that might be evacuated, call 211 from a landline, or 858 300 1211 from a cell phone to see which areas are being evacuated.

Non emergency # for san diego pd 619 531 2000 or 858 484 3154, san diego sheriff 858 565 5200.
 
2014-05-13 08:22:37 PM  
I got the reverse 911 in Spanish.  Just got my dog and now she's at work with me to the delight of the co-workers.

I think we found the reason for the fire:

http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/may/13/fire-in-your-pants-app-sa n- diego-county-evacuation/

There must have been a campaign stop here for the primaries.

/Link is hothothot
 
2014-05-13 08:22:53 PM  
I'd love to see the 747 that CalFire has in action (doesn't sound like it will be used).  Holds about 24,000 gallons of water.
 
2014-05-13 08:23:35 PM  
We've had some great rain in Texas this week. Should be enough to kickstart the plants so we can have some fun fires in August.
 
2014-05-13 08:23:53 PM  

ImpendingCynic: Trocadero: LAX, which is right on the damn water, was 100 today. It's only May. This is bullshiat.
It was 93 in San Francisco today, and it's the second heat wave this month. Even in July, SF barely gets above the 70s. This summer is going to be hellish.


High was in the 50s today in west Texas. A freeze watch is on for tonight.
 
2014-05-13 08:24:05 PM  

NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: Josbone26: The winds are about 20 mph, gusting near 30.  Going to get really interesting when the sun goes down and the air drops have to stop.

Why would the air drops have to stop?  Commercial jetliners fly at night no problem. And in this case...not hard to navigate, just point toward the orange glow on the horizon....

Serious question. Do they really fly THAT low that terrain avoidance is that much of a problem?


Yes, they do. They fly those big planes as if they were P-51s on low strafing runs so that the fire retardant gets good ground coverage. I've been bombed by them years ago when I was on a fire crew and it ain't fun.
 
2014-05-13 08:24:39 PM  
Man there's a lot of choppers doing great work!

/be safe up there
 
2014-05-13 08:25:43 PM  
April showers bring May fires?  Sorry SoCal, better luck next year.
 
2014-05-13 08:25:57 PM  

NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: Josbone26: The winds are about 20 mph, gusting near 30.  Going to get really interesting when the sun goes down and the air drops have to stop.

Why would the air drops have to stop?  Commercial jetliners fly at night no problem. And in this case...not hard to navigate, just point toward the orange glow on the horizon....

Serious question. Do they really fly THAT low that terrain avoidance is that much of a problem?



The landscape actually has bumps and hills and canyons and things, so yeah.  Especially when the wind starts tossing the planes around.
 
2014-05-13 08:27:12 PM  
I'm a SoCal native, and the Santa Ana winds in Santa Monica on Saturday night were the strongest I've experienced in a long, long time. There was even a gale warning for everyone out on the ocean saying that unless you were a highly experienced mariner, you needed to get your ass to shore ASAP. 7-10 ft swells with wind gusts hitting 35 knots.

With the drought, high temps and Santa Anas, I'm surprised the whole state isn't burning right now.
 
2014-05-13 08:27:13 PM  

kidakita: NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: Josbone26: The winds are about 20 mph, gusting near 30.  Going to get really interesting when the sun goes down and the air drops have to stop.

Why would the air drops have to stop?  Commercial jetliners fly at night no problem. And in this case...not hard to navigate, just point toward the orange glow on the horizon....

Serious question. Do they really fly THAT low that terrain avoidance is that much of a problem?

Yes, they do. They fly those big planes as if they were P-51s on low strafing runs so that the fire retardant gets good ground coverage. I've been bombed by them years ago when I was on a fire crew and it ain't fun.


Huh. I knew they flew low-ish to get good disbursement, didn't realize it was THAT low.  I always figured that movie with Richard Dreyfuss was a little overzealous in it's representation.

Certainly, the military has some top notch night time HUD terrain avoidance gear, can't we share that with these guys?
 
2014-05-13 08:28:47 PM  
Is this an appropriate place to remind smoking motorists to use the farking ash trays that are built into their farking cars?

I mean, it's litter even if you don't burn down people's houses.
 
2014-05-13 08:30:08 PM  
I live in the south oc hills. A couple nights ago the dry heat and winds made my outside ash tray burst into flames. Thank the sky gods I smelled it immediately. This weather is awful, and I hope they can put this fire out soon.
 
2014-05-13 08:31:09 PM  
so  dry around here.Its going to be hotter tomorrow than even hotter on Thursday.
As a bird flies the fire is less than 10 miles away.
 
2014-05-13 08:31:39 PM  

Trocadero: LAX, which is right on the damn water, was 100 today. It's only May. This is bullshiat.


It was 54 degrees when I left the house in Fort Worth this morning.

"Come to Fort Worth, it sucks less than Los Angeles"
Statement not tested for accuracy. Use caution and do your own research when determining what level of suck you can put up with. Side effects may include endless traffic, gun violence, concrete jungles, and high doses of crazy and smog.
 
2014-05-13 08:32:00 PM  

lacrossestar83: Is this an appropriate place to remind smoking motorists to use the farking ash trays that are built into their farking cars?

I mean, it's litter even if you don't burn down people's houses.



Rumor has it this one started on a construction site behind the new highschool.  It's hotter than Cholula in Satan's anus out there today, and dry.  All it takes is a little bit of sparking and ba-woooosh.
 
2014-05-13 08:32:37 PM  

MyRandomName: Boo_Guy: As a resident of California I've got to say that I'm sick of these fires,  they're so bla,  I want something new and exciting to evacuate my home for.

Need another Simpson riot?


www.quickmeme.com
 
2014-05-13 08:32:47 PM  

PhaserQuest: I live in the south oc hills. A couple nights ago the dry heat and winds made my outside ash tray burst into flames. Thank the sky gods I smelled it immediately. This weather is awful, and I hope they can put this fire out soon.


Judging by the aerial shots now compared to a few hours ago, it looks like they're making progress.
 
2014-05-13 08:32:49 PM  

NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: Josbone26: The winds are about 20 mph, gusting near 30.  Going to get really interesting when the sun goes down and the air drops have to stop.

Why would the air drops have to stop?  Commercial jetliners fly at night no problem. And in this case...not hard to navigate, just point toward the orange glow on the horizon....

Serious question. Do they really fly THAT low that terrain avoidance is that much of a problem?


Yes, they do fly that low.  Probably within a few hundred feet of the terrain, and this area is very hilly.  They're dropping water or retardant in powder form.  Any higher and it's not effective at all.  The big fire here in '03 got an overnight headstart because even though they spotted it before sunset on a Saturday, they couldn't start dropping water on it until Sunday morning, and by then it had already moved about 10 or 15 miles.

The  wind is the biggest issue.  The canyons around here act like funnels and just channel it into an area, then once the fire is big enough, it starts to generate it's own wind.  Once that happens, you just get the hell out of the way and try to save what you can
 
2014-05-13 08:32:54 PM  
7500 acres and no homes lost so far...

I am on the coast in south county and smell the smoke, 94 degrees and 40 mph winds this afternoon.

Looks like the sea breeze is finally beating the  santa ana as the leaves on the trees are not moving right now.
 
2014-05-13 08:33:38 PM  

Bonzo_1116: It's hotter than Cholula in Satan's anus


I'll be using that one.
 
2014-05-13 08:35:05 PM  

LessO2: I'd love to see the 747 that CalFire has in action (doesn't sound like it will be used).  Holds about 24,000 gallons of water.


Or Oprah.
 
2014-05-13 08:35:41 PM  

lacrossestar83: Is this an appropriate place to remind smoking motorists to use the farking ash trays that are built into their farking cars?

I mean, it's litter even if you don't burn down people's houses.


No kidding. After an ash tray explosion on my balcony I won't even leave butts out until this weather stabilizes a bit. Everyone at work is sick on top of it.
 
2014-05-13 08:35:57 PM  

MarkMartinFan: 7500 acres and no homes lost so far...

I am on the coast in south county and smell the smoke, 94 degrees and 40 mph winds this afternoon.

Looks like the sea breeze is finally beating the  santa ana as the leaves on the trees are not moving right now.


The beach in south county? Silver strand or imperial beach?
 
2014-05-13 08:37:02 PM  

Bob Robert: NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: Huh. I knew they flew low-ish to get good disbursement, didn't realize it was THAT low. I always figured that movie with Richard Dreyfuss was a little overzealous in it's representation.

Certainly, the military has some top notch night time HUD terrain avoidance gear, can't we share that with these guys?

It's not just about avoiding terrain, the amount of turbulence and mid air collision dangers from spotting aircraft and others is too high to fly in most conditions.


Look at me, getting an education on fark. Holy shiat. Mass hysteria. Dogs and cats living together.
 
2014-05-13 08:38:20 PM  
Be safe down there, everybody

/I'm going to go out and check my defensible space
//may want to kick it back another 20 feet or so
 
2014-05-13 08:39:54 PM  

Bob Robert: NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: Huh. I knew they flew low-ish to get good disbursement, didn't realize it was THAT low. I always figured that movie with Richard Dreyfuss was a little overzealous in it's representation.

Certainly, the military has some top notch night time HUD terrain avoidance gear, can't we share that with these guys?

It's not just about avoiding terrain, the amount of turbulence and mid air collision dangers from spotting aircraft and others is too high to fly in most conditions.


And the ~5 TV choppers in the air.
 
2014-05-13 08:41:17 PM  

cryinoutloud: Those are some big fancy houses about to burn down.


If I am not mistaken that is the richest zip code.,
 
2014-05-13 08:42:02 PM  
How does a home evacuate?
 
2014-05-13 08:42:50 PM  

ctrlshiftspace: How does a home evacuate?


Very carefully.
 
2014-05-13 08:44:23 PM  

Trocadero: LAX, which is right on the damn water, was 100 today. It's only May. This is bullshiat.


And we just had a snowstorm here in Colorado. This summer is going to be interesting.
 
2014-05-13 08:44:32 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Be safe down there, everybody

/I'm going to go out and check my defensible space
//may want to kick it back another 20 feet or so


My dad wouldn't evac during the last fire, he stood on his roof spraying water at the fire while his singles smoldered and nearby houses burnt down. He saved his house, but it was a stupid thing to do. He's pushing 70 now, and he keeps the brush back but he might want to push it father now. I gotta call him and offer help if he's gonna do that. Thanks for the reminder.
 
2014-05-13 08:45:39 PM  

ILoveBurritos: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Be safe down there, everybody

/I'm going to go out and check my defensible space
//may want to kick it back another 20 feet or so

My dad wouldn't evac during the last fire, he stood on his roof spraying water at the fire while his singles smoldered and nearby houses burnt down. He saved his house, but it was a stupid thing to do. He's pushing 70 now, and he keeps the brush back but he might want to push it father now. I gotta call him and offer help if he's gonna do that. Thanks for the reminder.


Dammit, singles = shingles.

/posting from my phone.
 
2014-05-13 08:47:39 PM  
I'm sitting by the pool in Penasquitos. As much as I hate to say it the weather is beautiful.

Going to pack an evac kit tonight just in case.
 
2014-05-13 08:48:53 PM  
Gigantic mansions burning and not a single tiny shiat do I care.
 
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