Tag Archive for OC Wildfires

The Blame Game

I’m back from a quick business trip and wanted to chime in on the fire coverage a bit.  News gathering resources, always stretched to the limit on emergencies like this, are even thinner when the website you’re looking to lead coverage on keeps going down because of too much traffic. Note to our friends at…

Bush Came Here Today, But Will He Forget Us Tomorrow?

  President Bush had a message Thursday for Southern Californians weary and frightened from five days of wildfires. “We’re not going to forget you in Washington, D.C.,” he declared in an eerie echo of what he once told Hurricane Katrina victims.  I noticed at the The Register and The San Diego Union-Tribune’s fire blog that…

Santiago Canyon Fire Moving Towards Riverside

From the Orange County Register Fire Central FIRE GROWS, CONTAINMENT SHRINKS Santiago Fire grew to 22,000 acres Wednesday night, while containment of the flames shrank from 50 percent to 30 percent. Fire officials blame the difficult terrain. By GWENDOLYN DRISCOLL, ERIKA CHAVEZ and SARAH TULLY The Orange County Register Shifting winds, hot weather and dry…

Santiago Fire UPDATE

Here’s the latest news on the Santiago Fire. As of today, the fire is 50% contained. However some 2,000 homes are still evacuated in the canyons, as the fire still poses a grave threat. Still, there is some good news to report. Flames swept into the Hamilton Oaks gated community in Trabuco Canyon earlier today.…

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…