"James Harkins, 72, uses a garden hose to fight flames racing up a hillside toward his home in San Marcos. Harkins, who refused to evacuate, said he didn’t want to let his house burn. ‘No, no, no,’ he said. ‘Not without a fight.’" -L.A. Times
As you may know, it can be ridiculously hard to find a place for your pets and animals when you need to evacuate and take shelter from a disaster like the wildfires currently ravaging the county. The San Diego Humane Society released this list of resources on their Facebook today.
At least two structures burned to the ground and some 15,000 homes and businesses were told to evacuate on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 as a wind-lashed wildfire roared out of control in the heart of a Southern California coastal community.
The blaze, which erupted shortly before 11 a.m. in Carlsbad, some 25 miles north of San Diego, quickly became the most pressing battle for crews fighting flames across the region amid soaring temperatures and hot Santa Ana winds. (AP)
Authorities were concerned that hot, dry gusts called Santa Ana winds would set back their efforts since Tuesday morning to contain the wildfire, which improved overnight to 25% from 5%, said Cal Fire incident commander Ray Chaney.
The fire has burned 1,584 acres and prompted an evacuation Tuesday of 5,000 homes in San Diego and selected areas, authorities said. By Tuesday night, those residents had an “orderly return” to their homes, San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman said.