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  1. May 8, 2009, 10:36 AM - Santa Barbara Fire Disaster #1

    As some of you may know, Santa Barbara has been under siege by fire over the last 72 hours. The devastation has reached biblical proportions, with more extreme, unseasonal fire weather slated for today. This fire has effectively morphed from a brush fire, to a massive forest fire in the last 24 hours. Evacuation Orders and Evac Warnings encompass 75% of all of the City of Santa Barbara, portions of Goleta and areas in Montecito, to the East.

    Here is a link to photos shot when the fire took off on it's second day, in Mission Canyon

    http://www.facebook.com/album.php?ai...7&l=120df5dbc8
  2. 22ssplt's Avatar
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    May 8, 2009, 10:38 AM - Re: Santa Barbara Fire Disaster #2

    My thoughts and prayers go out to those involved.
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    May 8, 2009, 10:43 AM - Re: Santa Barbara Fire Disaster #3

    Man, we just survived a smaller version of this and it was hell on earth. My thoughts and prayers...
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    May 8, 2009, 12:02 PM - Re: Santa Barbara Fire Disaster #4

    Hello James,
    I was thinking about you, hopefully you are staying safe!
    Darren
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    May 8, 2009, 12:50 PM - Re: Santa Barbara Fire Disaster #5

    I was out there fighting the one last year. There's alot of dense canyons and tons of homes. So it makes it hard to fight. Plus there are always people who will not leave their home even after the evacuations. (which is understandable) but that means if the S*** hits the fan and the neighborhood was already written off beacause it was not defendable. Now we have to send Firefighters in to try to help the trapped people. Unneccesarily risking the lives of everyone. I hope everyone stays safe.
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    May 8, 2009, 1:13 PM - Re: Santa Barbara Fire Disaster #6

    That must be an absolute nightmare, to see a fire spreading towards you and not be able to do anything about it. My prayers go out to you guys that are dealing with this.
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    May 8, 2009, 8:21 PM - Re: Santa Barbara Fire Disaster #7

    I've been watching the news here in San Diego James, I hope you are safe and out of harms way.
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    May 8, 2009, 8:24 PM - Re: Santa Barbara Fire Disaster #8

    Unfortunately this has become a yearly thing in california :/
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    May 9, 2009, 6:08 PM - Re: Santa Barbara Fire Disaster #9

    Stay safe James, praying for you bro!
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    May 10, 2009, 12:27 PM - Re: Santa Barbara Fire Disaster #10

    Saw where there was somewhat better news with the downgrade. Hopefully things get even better. Stay safe. Thought are with ya.
  11. May 10, 2009, 2:11 PM - Re: Santa Barbara Fire Disaster #11

    Yeah this thing now is effectivley under 50% control. Most of it is spot fires laying low in the jighere evelvations aboved town, heading away from town. The marine layer came in late Friday night, whcih finally gave the firefighters the upper hand. This one is in the history books. Thank you Firefighters!

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