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These came off a local website. I couldn't take many because we were deep thick in smoke. I will be returning in the morning, and hopefully can get more. The fire is still raging and just mowing down homes all over the county. The winds are supposed to pick up again soon.

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So I went to the service center today morning to get my car serviced. It was closed due to bad air quality. I went to get a haircut, there was nobody there except this one guy who told me they were closed and everyone had been evacuated. I got home and my roommate asked if I had been outside (...) and if I had seen where the fires were. He said they are getting closer and are visible now if you head to high ground, but that we are in no danger of being evacuated. For La Jolla to burn down, according to him, all of San Diego would need to burn down and it would be the worst natural disaster in the history of the country. Classes are now cancelled for the rest of the week for me.

I'm hoping my luck holds out. I feel for everyone that had to be evacuated, and I really hope nobody on JN is having any problems. Feel free to drop me a PM if you're in a bind and I will do what I can for you. We don't have much space here but I'm willing to help out a fellow Jet fan in need any way I can.

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So I went to the service center today morning to get my car serviced. It was closed due to bad air quality. I went to get a haircut, there was nobody there except this one guy who told me they were closed and everyone had been evacuated. I got home and my roommate asked if I had been outside (...) and if I had seen where the fires were. He said they are getting closer and are visible now if you head to high ground, but that we are in no danger of being evacuated. For La Jolla to burn down, according to him, all of San Diego would need to burn down and it would be the worst natural disaster in the history of the country. Classes are now cancelled for the rest of the week for me.

I'm hoping my luck holds out. I feel for everyone that had to be evacuated, and I really hope nobody on JN is having any problems. Feel free to drop me a PM if you're in a bind and I will do what I can for you. We don't have much space here but I'm willing to help out a fellow Jet fan in need any way I can.

What a nice offer. I talked with anskyruben last nite, he lives in San Elijo Hills. He was evacuated and is safe. Haven't heard from him today so I'm not sure if he made it back to his home to survey any possible damage. You stay safe out there serphnx.

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I had to evacuate because the smoke just got too bad. Seems like the area we are in will be under control by tomorrow morning. The same can't be said about other areas. I can't begin to explain how many neighborhoods are ghost towns . Thank god people have stepped up . Qualcomm stadium has turned into an amusement park for people evacuated. They even said to stop taking supplies, because they had too much stuff. The city stepped up big time. Hopefully the winds will die down tomorrow and this nightmare will be over. Thanks again for everyone comments !

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I had to evacuate because the smoke just got too bad. Seems like the area we are in will be under control by tomorrow morning. The same can't be said about other areas. I can't begin to explain how many neighborhoods are ghost towns . Thank god people have stepped up . Qualcomm stadium has turned into an amusement park for people evacuated. They even said to stop taking supplies, because they had too much stuff. The city stepped up big time. Hopefully the winds will die down tomorrow and this nightmare will be over. Thanks again for everyone comments !

Glad to hear at least you have a timeline. Hope all is fine with the house when you do get back.

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This picture was taken tonight. Amazing, but they are winning the battle .

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Hard to believe they are winning the battle judging from this picture but I will take your word for it.:biggrin: Hope, like you mentioned earlier, that the winds do indeed die down. Take care.

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Hard to believe they are winning the battle judging from this picture but I will take your word for it.:biggrin: Hope, like you mentioned earlier, that the winds do indeed die down. Take care.

Anyone that can face that thing down and battle it is truly a hero. I'd feel as if I were staring into the gates of hell.

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Anyone that can face that thing down and battle it is truly a hero. I'd feel as if I were staring into the gates of hell.

Yup. I can't imagine what these guys face in these fires. They risk their lives for people that sometimes may not even appreciate it. Those are true heroes and role models....not some of the piece of crap athletes we worship.

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Yup. I can't imagine what these guys face in these fires. They risk their lives for people that sometimes may not even appreciate it. Those are true heroes and role models....not some of the piece of crap athletes we worship.

:word: right now those athletes mean nothing.

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The last huge one in 03 was arson. 90% of these are arson. We had a smaller one that burned to the back of our proerty 6 years ago that was set by a firefighter pyro maniac. It's NOT a coincidence that these fires start up when the santa ana winds kick up at their highest. Very sad.

Then there is this.

Illegal immigrants suspected of stealing supplies

Posted @ 4:27 PM

Six illegal immigrants who were suspected of stealing relief supplies from Qualcomm Stadium were arrested by Border Patrol agents after San Diego police stopped them Wednesday morning.

A woman who had been evacuated to the stadium told officers she saw the group load up two pickup trucks and a car with cots and other supplies, leave and then return, said police Sgt. Jesse Cesen~a.

When officers stopped them, a member of the group said they were being paid to take things of value from the stadium.

"They were stealing a lot of stuff," Cesen~a said. "We took the stuff back and we escorted them out. They were stealing from the people in need."

Because some members of the group spoke Spanish, officers called Border Patrol agents at the stadium for relief efforts. They determined the people were in the country illegally and arrested them.

The Border Patrol agents are among 100 that the federal agency has been providing for relief efforts, said agency spokesman Matthew Johnson. He said the agents are not looking for illegal immigrants among people seeking refuge at the stadium.

"We're not out there doing immigration stuff in the middle of a disaster," he said. "However, we still enforce the laws."

-- Onell R. Soto

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The last huge one in 03 was arson. 90% of these are arson. We had a smaller one that burned to the back of our proerty 6 years ago that was set by a firefighter pyro maniac. It's NOT a coincidence that these fires start up when the santa ana winds kick up at their highest. Very sad.

Then there is this.

I say its terrorism.

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I talked to a high school buddy of mine today who lives in Hesperia which is on I15 about an hour out of LA in the high desert. He says that he heard the 1st fires were caused by accident but that a lot of the ones after that were the result of arson. These people , should themselves, be consumed by the fires they set. Scum of the earth.

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These people really need to be euthanized. Stealing stuff for those in need?? How much of a scumbag can you be??? These people are worse than animals.

I can't believe initially that the people were just brought back to the stadium then released? WTF? They were stealing! Who was paying them to steal the stuff? Go after those scum bags as well.

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They caught the guy that was paying them to steal. This is a felony during a state of emergency. The San Diego DA said today they will be prosecuted to the full extent......which is 3 years maz in jail. That in itself is bullcrap. Oh well. I hope they catch the aronist(s).... The penalties for that are a lot worst. I just went out to get some groceries, which was nearly impossible. Most places are closed. It's so strange to see miltary Hummers cruising your neighborhood. I am lucky. One more block down from where I am, and you cannot go back. That area is sealed only for residents to get their medication. The fires are by no means done. 10 minutes north of me the air is horrid. The fires are burning. If for some reason the santa ana winds come back, we are screwed again. Lets hope for the best.

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No worries about the illegal immigrants arrested for stealing what was earmarked for folks who lost everything. Instead of deportation, we'll apologize to THEM that we arrested them for breaking our laws and then give them drivers' licenses without proof of ID as a consolation prize.

I say its terrorism.
I wouldn't jump the gun on that, but what chills my blood is that it certainly gives retarded dirtbags hellbent on our destruction fun little ideas.

See, this is the damn problem. It has nothing to do with racism. It has everything to do with ANYONE waltzing across our borders at will. It's like 09/11 never happened. OK, I'm getting really pissed off.

EDIT: I would not be the least bit surprised if this is arson. I just didn't want to think it, much less say it. Those firefighters and rescue personnel are battling exhaustion among other things, and if arson is true and they find out who did it, life in prison and throw away the key.

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They caught the guy that was paying them to steal. This is a felony during a state of emergency. The San Diego DA said today they will be prosecuted to the full extent......which is 3 years maz in jail. That in itself is bullcrap. Oh well. I hope they catch the aronist(s).... The penalties for that are a lot worst. I just went out to get some groceries, which was nearly impossible. Most places are closed. It's so strange to see miltary Hummers cruising your neighborhood. I am lucky. One more block down from where I am, and you cannot go back. That area is sealed only for residents to get their medication. The fires are by no means done. 10 minutes north of me the air is horrid. The fires are burning. If for some reason the santa ana winds come back, we are screwed again. Lets hope for the best.

Glad to hear that at least they caught the guy who was paying them to steal. We're all still praying for you guys out there.

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