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...
Some Recent Local Pictures.....
Bicycle on Fire
This house escaped the fire....
....and this house sadly didn't.
Satellite image of smoke being blown offshore by the
Santa Ana winds
As development continues in Southern California, more and more
housing developments are encroaching on wildfire-prone natural
As a result, our firefighters are increasingly challenged with more
difficult and dangerous situations.
They, and the firefighting resources of California...
....are pushed to the edge.
Hundreds of thousands of people,
pets, and native fauna have been
evacuated from their homes. This
is a picture of Mission Bay.
People have been placed in temporary living situations at
The local community has shown tremendous support with
donations of food, water, and other necessities.