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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 9:14 pm    Post subject: No Work for Me Today… Reply with quote

Luckily only minor areas of the campus were damaged so far. The fire seems to be spreading in other directions so it looks like good news for us. Pray for the many less fortunate though.


Malibu fire about 10 percent contained
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LA Daily News
Article Last Updated:10/22/2007 10:40:36 AM PDT

MALIBU - A brush fire that swept through Malibu, scorching more than 2,200 acres and destroying at least five homes and a church, was about 10 percent contained today, but no injuries were reported, authorities said.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who has declared a regional state of emergency because of the seven wildfires burning around the Southland, planned a news briefing at the Malibu Civic Center later this morning.

The Malibu fire was reported about 4:50 a.m. yesterday and may have been sparked by downed power lines, said county fire Inspector Sam Padilla.

Since then, flames have been whipped at times by Santa Ana winds gusting up to 60 mph. About 1,400 firefighters were battling the flames this morning, aided by water-dropping helicopters.

"It's been a long night," Padilla said.

Winds kicked up overnight and early this morning, making it difficult for the helicopters to make pin-point drops on flames in the area.

About 1,500 people were evacuated as the flames tore through brush and then began jumping from rooftop to rooftop in an area studded with multimillion- dollar homes.

The Malibu Presbyterian Church was destroyed. Several businesses in the Malibu Colony Shopping Center were damaged.

Among the homes destroyed was the Kashan Castle, also known as Hodge Castle, a 10,500-square-foot hilltop landmark built in 1978. The castle was put up for sale in March for $17 million.

All classes were canceled today at Pepperdine's Malibu campus. Classes were also canceled at all Malibu public schools, along with Topanga Elementary School.

Mandatory evacuations were in place for Malibu Knolls, Malibu Colony, Sweetwater Canyon, Malibu Road, Carbon Canyon, Carbon Mesa, Puerco Canyon, Rambla Pacifico, Monte Nido, Big Rock and Topanga Canyon south of Saddle Peak and Tuna Canyon, according to the city of Malibu.

Voluntary evacuations were in effect for Corral Canyon, Sunset Mesa, Old Topanga Canyon and Hillside Drive.

Malibu officials urged residents in other areas to be prepared to evacuate.

American Red Cross shelters were established at Agoura High School, 28545 W. Driver Ave.; and at Pacific Palisades High School, 15777 Bowdoin St.

Copyright ©2007 Los Angeles Newspaper Group.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lots of "Evil Spirits" in that part of the country.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 6:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

woah haven't posted in a while, but i made a little video recap of when i evacuated. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjZFUwGlXd4

let me know what you guys think

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pretty scary stuff. Hope everything's okay with you and your family! My parents almost got evacuated as well.

The wildfires a few years back claimed the houses and possessions of a couple of members of the CCBA Lion Dancers as well.
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