Im a couple miles south of where the fire started but its crazy. We have had ash and smoke since it started. Our good friends live just across the freeway from hunters ridge. I spent a few hours up there with him after his wife left with the baby.
After 4 days of sucking smoke and rubbing our eyes we went to Beaumont to see my grandparents. On the way back we got stuck in the "Old" fire burning in San Bernardino. In case you havent seen the news (which we hadnt before we left) its bad over 50 homes gone. We were escorted through by the CHP. To top it off we have friends in Crestline which is on the ridge above this fire.
This is a bad time to be in the Inland Empire. I look outside and its dark all day. We see the fires on tv all time but to sit in the drive and watch it and see the planes dropping retardent is amazing. I hope they catch the idiot who lit these fires.
glad to hear your safe, I heard the same thing, that someone in a silver van was throwing road flares out of their window as they drove.
I had to bail my daughter out of Fontana today ( car problems ); I came in on Sierra from the 60, it was spooky seeing RC covered in a thick blanket of smoke to the left and SB covered in smoke to the right and Sierra Blvd was just a strip of clear blue sky.
I just got back from checking on my friends dogs in north Fontana. I drove by Sierra and looked over to Lylte Creek....Its a huge inferno. Its a few miles beyond the gas stations but left, right and directly down the highway is completely engulfed. I have never seen anything like it in my entire life. I tried to get some pics but I was a little to wobbly with the camera.
About 10 years ago Malibu burned and it got close to me but nowhere near as close as it is to you I remember watching that one from the Santa Monica pier. If people are starting these they may go for that area next. Good luck dude! Brett
holy crap. i was up at san bernadino yesterday and it looked bad, but not as bad as san diego right now.
woke up this morning and in mira mesa SD we are in trouble. a hunter up near Barona got lost and lit a fire. the fire came south west (some friends were camping at barona for todays race got told to leave at 3am) the fire lin just missed us by 2 miles, it took a turn south and jumped over the 15 and is now at miramar airbase. i will keep you posted
Glad to hear you are OK Jeff, I knew you were somwhere out that way. The smoke here in Santa Ana Canyon is high but thick, you couldnt see the sun yesterday. I have never seen so much ash here, even from closer Chino hills fires. My 21 month old thinks the sun is the moon.