Well, the Tea Fire has been upstaged by the Sylmar Fire. (Both links are to LA Times stories. Do LA Times stories still drift behind a paywall after a week? Not sure. If so, I’ll change them to more permanent pages later.) Here’s the latest I’ve heard from KCLU radio…
Noozhawk says the number may be as high as 200. Here’s more.
I’m heads-down, finishing a major writing assignment, and won’t be revisiting fire matters until later today. Meanwhile it’s clear that the Tea Fire is in the mopping-up stage, as the life-rebuilding stage has barely begun for hundreds of people here.
A friend just called and said that the barricades are still up, but the cops there also said they expected some areas to be opened within an hour. If you’re in an evacuated area, check with SB County Fire or Montecito Fire.
Other links: fire.ca.gov on Tea Fire, Edhat news, Noozhawk news, SB Independent news, City 2.0 bulletin board… Here are some pictures of the Westmont campus. Amazed it wasn’t much worse.
More later. (Including the pictures I just put up.)
[Later…] Back home. Other parts of town are still barricaded, but ours isn’t. I’m at my desk now, getting to work.
Tags: "City 2.0", "LA Times", "Santa Barbara", "Sylmar Fire", "Tea Fire", edhat, fire, independent, KCLU, Montecito, noozhawk, Photography
Hey Doc, not sure when you posted this since your blog doesn’t have timestamps (?), but the good news is those LAT links you mention are permalinks, at least for several months. LAT news (and the rest of latimes.com) has been out from behind a paywall for some time now.
Thanks for sharing the photos. Glad to hear things are ok, at least in your immediate neck of the woods.
For the latest on all the SoCal fires, tune into latimes.com
I heard about this fire and dreaded what I would find. I lived on Sycamore Canyon Rd, two blocks away from Cold Springs Elementary School, where I also attended. I swam at the pool at Westmont College every summer and caught the bus at the base of Westmont Rd to ride on into Santa Barbara Jr. High. I lived through the Sycamore Canyon fire. My family was lucky, our home was fine, many of my friends did not have homes to return to. My heart goes out to all.
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