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Wildfires of October 2007

SUNDAY OCTOBER 21ST, 2007
SURFACE PRESSURE ANALYSIS
AND RESULTANT WILDFIRES

Los Angeles Times Front Page Headlines
Tuesday Oct. 23rd, 2007
"MASSIVE EVACUATIONS ORDERED AS ONSLAUGHT OF FIRES SPREAD"
"The number of blazes and their wind-swept ferocity...."

The current fires are driven by Santa Ana winds that develop as a result of
High pressure over the Great Basin.  See Surface Analysis below...

 Oct 23rd fire

Some Recent Local Pictures.....

Bike on Fire
Bicycle on Fire


I115 Smoke
Interstate 15


Last House Standing
This house escaped the fire....


Natural House Selection
....and this house sadly didn't.


Satellite Oct 23rd
Satellite image of smoke being blown offshore by the
Santa Ana winds
 

Fire Near Urban
As development continues in Southern California, more and more
housing developments are encroaching on wildfire-prone natural
vegetation habitats.


Firefighter in Danger
As a result, our firefighters are increasingly challenged with more
difficult and dangerous situations.

Firefighter
They, and the firefighting resources of California...

Sleeping Firefighters
....are pushed to the edge.

Mission Bay Evacs
Hundreds of thousands of people,
pets, and native fauna have been
evacuated from their homes.  This
is a picture of Mission Bay.

Qualcommtents
People have been placed in temporary living situations at
Qualcomm Stadium.

qcomm Supplies
The local community has shown tremendous support with
donations of food, water, and other necessities.

Last Updated: 12/31/2014
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