Tuesday, November 18, 2008


These SoCal fires have created so much devastation...
These are just some pictures from the 91 fwy going thru the canyon between Corona and Anaheim Hills!
This is looking over the community in Corona has lost about a dozen homes. You can see the fire still burning behind the hills.

Yorba Linda hills completely blackened. These are some of the multi million dollar homes, some that got destroyed and some spared...

Anaheim Hills, These are the apartments Ken and I lived in right after we got married. I love that place. It really took my breath away seeing this.... These were 2 story apartments. about 50 units are gone!

Copied from Firefighter Blog
Socal Firestorm Losses Tallied

Firestorm numbers:

934 Homes Destroyed
42,000 Acres Burned,
21 Firefighters Injured
$25 Mil. Suppression Costs

The Freeway Complex

Location: Orange County communities of Loma Linda, Anaheim Hills, Anaheim and Corona in Riverside County.

Start Date November 15, 2008 at 9:00 am.
29,000 Acres
155 homes destroyed
104 homes damaged
9 firefighters injured
11 Million dollars in fire suppression costs (to date)
3,700 Firefighters assigned (at peak)

Sayre Fire

Location: Sylmar, Los Angeles County

Start Date November 14, 2008 at 10:30 pm
11,200 Acres
579 Homes destroyed
138 Homes damaged
124 Outbuildings (other) buildings destroyed
2 Firefighters injured
8 Million dollars in fire suppression cost (to date)
1,400 Firefighters assigned (at peak)

Tea Fire

Location Montecito, Santa Barbara County

Start Date November 13, 2008 5:30 pm
1,900 Acres
210 Homes destroyed
9 Homes damaged
10 Firefighters injured
5.7 Million dollars in fire suppression costs
1,900 Firefighter assigned (at peak


angie said...

Scary stuff. We could see and smell the smoke for days!