Tag Archive for Santiago Fire

What Do YOU Think About How OC Handled the Santiago Fire?

Remember what happened last October when a fire broke out in OC’s mountains? Remember the dark smoke enveloping the entire county? Remember all the families that had to be evacuated from the canyon communities? And remember how state & local government responded to the wildfire? Tonight, Orange County Fire Authority will be holding a special…

The “Monster” Slides Still Threaten the Canyons

It happened in just a few seconds; a massive ball of slimy mud, branches and rocks, hurtling down the canyon; leaving one Silverado Canyon resident without even enough time to be scared. “I’ve seen the monster,” said Realtor Mary Schreiber, describing a debris flow that struck near her home after rains followed wildfire in early…

Thanking the Firefighters and Other Observations at Station 27

My daughter’s Brownie Troop 808 out of CanyonView Elementary is a can-do bunch of young ladies that leave me positively optimistic for our country’s future.  The Santiago Fire came within less than a mile of our homes in Irvine’s Northwood Pointe.  The brave firefighters at Station 27 were instrumental in saving our neighborhood. The girls were…

Santiago Canyon: “Recall Bill Campbell”

I have family visiting from out of state and their neighbors wanted photos of the damage caused by the recent wildfire in Santiago Canyon.  So, we hopped down to Santiago Canyon to see it for ourselves.  I didn’t have my camera with me, but some residents there are none too pleased with Supervisor Bill Campbell. …

Santiago Fire: A Tale of Two Assemblymen

Earlier in the week, State Rep. Chuck DeVore (R-Irvine) lectured me on his role as an assemblyman during the Santiago fire.  Chuck wrote: As for your other suggestions, I’d like to point out that I am a member of the Legislative Branch. You would not look to a judge to be directly involved in the…

Santiago Fire 65 percent contained; Full Containment Expected Friday

from the OCFA’s website (Photo from LATimes.com): INCIDENT NAME: Santiago Incident LOCATION: Originated at Santiago Canyon Road and Silverado Canyon Road (Thomas Brothers page 832 A2). Fire continues to move to the east and north approaching Modjeska, Silverado, and Lost Woman Canyons. Map of approximate fire area, evacuation areas, and evacuation centers (as of Sunday…