“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
For all that are involved in the San Diego, California fires: Please stay safe. I am so worried about these fires because they're so unpredictable and doing so much damage. Pack food, water, important documents and your most treasured items packed and ready to go just incase. Thank God for the brave men and women fighting the fires to protect SD communities right now. I pray for all of your safety and that these fires will be stopped soon.
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.
Hello, tumblr! You know how a lot of San Diegans are mentioning fire season and all, what with the fires we’re having in North County? While the current fires are pretty worrisome, it’s nothing compared to what we’ve dealt with before.
This gif, courtesy of SDSU’s Department of Geography, is a map of the two major fire seasons we’ve had in the last 11 years, both in late October. 2003’s fires were the worst due to various reasons, and even now, while we’re fighting really hard, we’re far more prepared.
Just thought you guys would like a bit of context with what’s going on in our past.
So I’m kind of sort of back but it is angry post time.
There are multiple fires burning around here and I would like to call the ignorance of some people to attention.
10,000 acres have burned, 20 buildings have been destroyed, Carlsbad alone issued 23,000 evacuation notices, and there is smoke pollution in the air causing people extra difficulties, especially certain people close to me with infants and young children who are having breathing difficulties in Rancho Bernardo. What bothers me about this whole situation, is that all people seem to care about is the fact that there is no school today and tomorrow.
Sure it’s nice that we don’t have to go to school, possibly miss out on a few tests, avoid dealing with people we don’t want to talk to, no more homework than what was assigned on Wednesday, but that is not the point. Many people have been evacuated from and lost their homes, San Diego is burning as I type this and all people are posting on Instagram is “No School Tomorrow! #beachday #beach #fire #sun” “I can see the #smoke from my #house! #fire #hot #itshot” “#wcw we so hot we started fires” and even going so far to complain about the fact that the apple weather background as it reflects it’s “Smoke” weather, is “completely inaccurate, smoke doesn’t move like that.”
Ignorance and stupidity has desensitized this generation of the real danger of this situation. Seeing comments under these posts like “#blazeit” and “these fires are so cool!” really annoys me. The fact that over half of your post is hashtag words and you think that the danger of fire is “cool” makes me question your awareness of the world around you.
I don’t even know what to say to these people. They are just so damn ignorant and they need to realize that this is a serious situation and they need to quit being so insensitive and be aware of what is going on around them. The ignorance is painful. Honestly, please pray of San Diego cause we need all the help we can get as we are surrounded by people who don’t understand the danger of this.