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City on Fire!

The valley is burning.

replies 12Dec 5, 2017 9:14 AM +00:00

It's not the SF Valley, though, is it? Isn't it Ventura County and Santa Clarita?

replies 1Dec 5, 2017 9:28 AM +00:00

There is also a fire in Sylmar, so yes, it includes the SFV.

replies 2Dec 5, 2017 9:37 AM +00:00

Is LA on fire?

replies 3Dec 6, 2017 4:11 AM +00:00

And now Bel Aire! This is surreal.

replies 4Dec 6, 2017 10:16 AM +00:00


replies 5Dec 6, 2017 10:18 AM +00:00

I can not stand to watch. What can be done?

replies 6Dec 6, 2017 10:22 AM +00:00

The 405 is closed because of the Skirball fire in Sepulveda Pass, which is getting dangerously close to the Getty Center.

replies 7Dec 6, 2017 10:46 AM +00:00

My grandparents lived on the 1000-1100 block of Casiano Road (western edge of Bel Air, overlooking Sepulveda Pass) during the 1961 fire. Grandpa wasn't the type to climb on a roof, with a hose (a la Richard Nixon). When LAFD told them to get out, he didn't need to be told twice. They quickly packed a change of clothes, grabbed some important documents & family photos, and got the hell out. They couldn't find their beloved cat, Sam -- which upset them greatly.

When allowed back into the area, they were shocked to find their house still standing, unscathed! When they evacuated, the winds were so insane, and the fire was spreading SO quickly, consuming EVERYTHING in its path......they assumed it was a goner! And Sam, too. Casiano Rd was right in the path of the fire.....

A couple hundred yards further up/north on Casiano, it was total devastation (as well as on Moraga Dr. & Linda Flora immediately to the east). But this pocket of homes around the 1000-1100 block of Casiano Rd. had been spared. And Sam, too! They found him within an hour of returning to the house.....yowling like crazy. He'd hidden somewhere. (Sam lived another 12-13 years, until I was 6-7 years old -- I have a GREAT oil painting of him, thanks to grandma, who was a painter.)

Two (or three?) homes burned this morning, on the 1300 block of Casiano Road. There was NO 1300 block of Casiano Rd. in 1961. Just sayin'....

replies 8Dec 6, 2017 2:34 PM +00:00

The good news is that reportedly Rupert Murdoch's house is on fire.

replies 9Dec 6, 2017 2:38 PM +00:00

But will Bellagio Road Elementary School be O.K.?

--Former Student Who Worries About Shit In Fly-Overville.
replies 10Dec 6, 2017 3:19 PM +00:00

The west side of LA is burning. I'm so worried about Gwyneth. Has she posted today?

replies 11Dec 6, 2017 3:55 PM +00:00

The Zone is safe.

replies 12Dec 6, 2017 3:58 PM +00:00