San Diego Fire Updates

I was planning on publishing a Flickr etiquette article right about now, but recent events have changed my mind.

I live in San Diego, just south of Del Mar. If you’ve been following the activity around the San Diego Fires, you’ll realize that I may be in the line of fire in short time. I’m terribly busy keeping track of the updates and advisories, and I’ll continue to do so until I’m told to leave or until the danger passes. So here’s what I’m keeping track of right now:

If you have any other good links on up-to-date news regarding this situation, leave me a comment. I’m trying to take in as much information as possible right now.

You can also follow my activities via Twitter. I’ll update what I can if I have to leave.

UPDATE: We were evacuated on Monday evening (10/22/07) and headed to Qualcomm Stadium where we found a family offering a place to stay for the night. The next morning, we drove to Mission Viejo to stay with family. It’s now the morning of the 24th and we’re planning on heading back home soon.

Here are some photos from our refuge in Mission Viejo.

Turmoil in Paradise Smoke Filled Skies North Meets South

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About Brian Auer

a photography enthusiast from North Idaho. He's also the guy behind the Epic Edits Weblog. As a hobbyist photographer since 2003, his passion has been to constantly improve his photography skill set, to share his own knowledge with others, and to become an integral part of the photographic community.

15 thoughts on “San Diego Fire Updates

  1. the_wolf_brigade

    Wow. I’ve been through two bush fire events close to home so far over here in Australia. A very stressful time. Hope all goes well.

    (And thanks for keeping in mind my request!)

  2. Brian Auer Post author

    Thanks for the concerns, everybody. We’re safe and sound in Mission Viejo. It’s weird — I can see the smoke to the north from Irvine, and the smoke to the south from SD. I’m hoping we can head home soon, but I don’t think it’s likely. We drove through Del Mar and Rancho Santa Fe this morning, and the smoke was so thick on the freeway we could hardly see. Our place (just barely south of Del Mar) was pretty thick with some too. Even if there was no danger from fire, we’d still be choking on smoke and ash.

    One of my Aunts lost her place at Lake Arrowhead yesterday — we’re 95% certain of if anyways. She only had 10 minutes to evacuate, so they lost just about everything. My grandpa has a place in Rancho Santa Fe, but it’s still free of fire damage. Hopefully that remains to be the case.

    There are literally hundreds of homes lost, thousands of families displaced, and many burns and injuries due to these fires.

    It’s crazy, it feels like the end of the world down there.

  3. susheel


    It’s good to know that you’re safe once more and that the fires have subsided.

    It must have been on helluva time back there… I’m glad that you’re through it.

  4. Shawn

    I found this post a littile late but I felt compelled to responed. I live In Notheren Michigan where we had a large fire (by our standards) and it was a little unnerving. Then I got to thinking how minor this fire was in comparison to the fires you folks deal with. Best wishes to all.

  5. Brian Auer Post author

    Yeah, crazy stuff at Universal Studios today. I was actually on Hollywood Blvd and I heard about it from a guy that was out there photographing it. Yikes.

  6. matt

    I was reading the other day that there were more fires this last season, but not nearly as bad as last year…

    It may not be fires this year, but the economy is it’s own fire storm! California’s budget deficit due to low tax income is going to be crazy!


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