“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.
I just want to make a shout out to all the firefighters who have been working nonstop for the past 34 hours trying to control the large number of wildfires in the San Diego County right now. [pictures from 10News]
The current fires right now are:
-Bernardo Fire-southwest of Rancho Bernardo (San Diego County) is now 1548 acres and 75% contained.
-Cocos Fire-at Village Dr & Twin Oaks Rd, San Marcos (San Diego Co) is now 800 acres and 5% contained.
-Poinsettia Fire-100 acre wildfire off Poinsettia Ln & Alicante Rd in Carlsbad (San Diego County)
-River Fire-CAL FIRE is assisting Oceanside Fire with a fire on N. River Rd & College Blvd in Oceanside (San Diego Co)
-Highway Fire-off Old Hwy 395 and I-15 in the Deer Springs area is now 500 acres and 40% contained (San Diego County). Full containment expected at 6:00pm
-Tomahawk Fire-on the eastside of Camp Pendleton, west of Fallbrook (San Diego County) is now 6,000 acres. CAL FIRE is assisting
-Freeway Fire-on the Naval Weapons Station in Fallbrook (San Diego County) is now 60 acres and 50% contained.
-Miguelito Fire-off Santa Miguelito Canyon Road, Lompoc (Santa Barbara Co) is now 632 acres & 90% contained
-Las Pulgas Fire- Near Las Pulgas in Camp Pendleton, it’s a new fire so not much info on that yet
If any of my followers live in the San Diego area, especially San Marcos, Carlsbad, and Escondido, STAY STRONG! We’ll make it through this shit, together. Like we always have. No fire gonna bring us down. And make sure u thank a firefighter, because they’re actual superheroes.