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Your thoughts on the fires… an open thread

What are your observations from around OC? Looking for anyone? Checking in on the status of different neighborhoods? Where are you finding the best OC-specific coverage on the internet? How can the rest of us help? Can this be prevented in the future? H/T to Rebel Girl over at Dissent the Blog for this Joan…

Santiago Fire & Camp Pendleton Fires UPDATE

Here’s the latest on the Santiago Fire from ABC 7/Los Angeles and The Register So far, some 19,200 acres have been scorched by the Santiago Fire, and at least 10 homes in Modjeska Canyon have been destroyed. However, residents may be allowed to return to Modjeska soon, once the threat is gone. Mandatory evacuations are…

Thank Santiago Fire First-Responders

Make a couple of phone calls. The Orange County Board of Supervisors recently decided to waste taxpayer dollars on a frivolous lawsuit to challenge the constitutionality of pension benefits granted to first-responders across the state. Public Safety employees in California are universally granted pension benefits called 3% at 50. Orange County Second District Supervisor John Moorlach…

Santiago Fire UPDATE: Homes Destroyed in Modjeska Canyon, Evacuations Ordered for Trabuco Canyon

Here’s the latest on the Santiago Fire, courtesy of The Register. Mandatory evacuations are now underway for for the canyon areas northeast of Santiago Canyon Road, between Modjeska Canyon Road and Live Oak Canyon Road, including the Santiago Estates neighborhood. Areas along Live Oak Canyon Road through the Trabuco Canyon area, including O’Neill Regional Park,…

OC Fire Update and a FLUSH REPORT

The Orange County Register reports this morning: Modjeska Canyon residents evacuated Thousands of homes Modjeska and Silverado Canyons and the foothills of Lake Forest were being threatened by flames early Tuesday morning as the Santiago fire continued a wind-whipped march through canyons across paper-dry geography. Fire officials were predicting buildings in Modjeska Canyon would be…