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layperson
October 23, 2007, 04:01 AM
A wind-whipped firestorm destroyed more than 700 homes and businesses in Southern California yesterday, the second day of its onslaught, and more than half a million people in San Diego County were told to evacuate their homes.
Gale-force winds turned hillside canyons into giant blowtorches from Santa Barbara to the Mexican border. Though the worst damage was around San Diego and Lake Arrowhead, fires threatened Malibu, parts of Orange and Ventura counties and the Agua Dulce area near Santa Clarita. A new blaze was menacing homes yesterday evening in northern Los Angeles County.



http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/nation/bal-te.wildfires23oct23,0,1023489.story



Follow the above link for more details. I hope the members living in San Diego are doing fine. I know Zunaid bhai has not been around for a while but I hope his house and family is alright. Hope rest of the members in and around California are not in any danger.

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shaad
October 23, 2007, 07:12 AM
Here are some satellite images (http://www.nasa.gov/vision/earth/lookingatearth/socal_wildfires_oct07.html) from NASA showing the fires' rapid growth.

Bancan
October 23, 2007, 09:10 PM
1200 homes destroyed. Hopefully it will be contained soon.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7058809.stm

ammark
October 24, 2007, 07:17 AM
Hope Dr.Z's house isnt in danger. Sunny Diego is where it seems to be at.