Monday, October 22, 2007

San Diego on Fire

Photo of the 2003 San Diego blazes

More than half a dozen fires are blazing on the outskirts of San Diego right now. The hot, dry Santa Ana winds blew in a couple of days ago and brought with it FIRE! Apparently wild fires are rather common this time of year and as SD is in a drought (and has been for some time) it's ripe for a natural disaster. More than 250,000 residents have already been evacuated and many of the schools and universities are closed today because of air quality. The skies are smoky and anywhere you drive in the city, it smells like you've got a campfire in the trunk. It's nuts.

You can find more information here.

My neighborhood is quite safe from the fires, but on the off chance that things get out of hand, I'll jump in the pool.


Dani said...

Wow! How scary?!?!? ...never a dull moment with you guys...

Stay very wet.

Beth said...

Tornado warnings are starting to sound good right about now! YIKES! We are praying for you. But we'd also like to see you jump in the pool fully clothed. Only if it has nothing to do with fleeing for safety, that is... :)