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    In the past few hours it has gotten much, much worse out here - listening to news radio was like listening to a roll call of BBers homes, it's very, very scary.

    AAJ, I am so happy that Cypress is out okay!

    Please, a big uber group jingle for all the BBers in the fire areas.
    EDDIE WOULD GO



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    In the past few hours it has gotten much, much worse out here - listening to news radio was like listening to a roll call of BBers homes, it's very, very scary.

    AAJ, I am so happy that Cypress is out okay!

    Please, a big uber group jingle for all the BBers in the fire areas.
    EDDIE WOULD GO



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    One big group jingle from here....

    Coreene, is your facility accepting evacuees?

    (((((hugs)))))) to all....

    >^.,.^<


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    We are full, we have a mile-long waitlist (the barn owner had to send out some of her own to accomodate new boarders).

    Is the LA County Fairgrounds taking any in? I know that they are perilously close as well, sorry, what a dumb thing that was for me to say.

    Those of you who know So Cal, the visual we can best give for the Inland Empire is that if you drew a line starting at the 57 freeway on the left to past the 215 on the right, along the hillsidesa that whole area has burned, is burning or is in the path of the fire.

    In Ventura County, it goes from the Magic Mountain area south to the 23. Mandatory evacuations include parts of Moorpark, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks and Camarillo.

    God bless all of you and may the fire spare you. And prayers for those who have lost so much.

    Please, when you can get near a computer, let us know what you need, whether it is personal items, things for the horses, whatever. We are all here for you.
    EDDIE WOULD GO



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    Jingling from Fl. We lived through the fires here a few years ago. Please keep us updated when you can.

    Terry
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    Del Mar Fairgrounds is accepting all types of livestock if anyone needs a safe haven!

    I love this country!!
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    if you guys go to my jingles for viper thread, i've posted 8 pictures of the smoke that i can see from my house



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    Jingling like mad for you guys. I can only imagine how frightening it must be. Hoping for lots and lots of rain.



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    Alta Loma Riding Club (909) 477-2700

    They're accepting evacuees. Here's a brief blurb of the bad fire situation....

    http://www.kfwb.com/news_local.asp?displayOption=&contentGUID={A9B7568 3-2ED4-41E3-B93B-C1AF500A2C2E}&groupName=KFWB%20News%20Local%20Head lines&siteGUID={3B62BF55-4A93-48E6-A45D-6A495DC423AD}]KFWB

    SAN BERNARDINO (KFWB/AP) 10.26.03, Updated 2:20p -- Entire towns were evacuated Sunday as wind-driven firestorms destroyed scores of homes, devastating neighborhoods scattered from San Diego County to the mountains east of Los Angeles.

    Between 40,000 and 50,000 people were ordered to leave their homes over a mountainous 30-mile stretch from Crestline to Big Bear, just northeast of San Bernardino. They were being evacuated north into the desert because flames were leaping over roads leading to the valley below.


    Another wildfire forced the evacuation of a Federal Aviation Administration (news - web sites) control center, disrupting air travel across the nation.


    In all, more than 350 homes have burned in two days, most in a blaze that began Saturday in the San Bernardino suburbs. Fire incident commanders on Sunday raised their damage estimate from that fire to 300 homes destroyed, up from 200 estimated late Saturday, fire spokesman Greg Cleveland said. They couldn't get close enough to confirm all the losses, he said.


    That wildfire and another raging in the suburbs of San Bernardino, a city of 185,000 about 60 miles east of Los Angeles, appeared to merge Sunday into one long fire front 35 to 40 miles long, U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Carol Beckley said.


    At the western end of that front, more than 50 homes burned Sunday in a canyon at the edge of Claremont. Officials were going street to street in the town ordering people to evacuate immediately.


    "Our priority of the moment right now is structure protection, not containment," said Los Angeles County fire Inspector Edward Osorio.


    Gov. Gray Davis (news - web sites) declared a state of emergency for San Bernardino and Ventura counties late Saturday. His administration also gave an emergency briefing to Gov.-elect Arnold Schwarzenegger (news - web sites).


    "We are taking every possible step to support the firefighting effort," Davis said. He said he called on President Bush (news - web sites) to issue a disaster declaration to free up federal loan money for people who lost homes.


    The wind had died down as the temperature dropped over night but it picked up again early Sunday, sending authorities rushing to evacuate hundreds more homes in the resort areas of Crestline and nearby Lake Arrowhead.


    About 100 miles to the northwest, in Ventura County, other wildfires raged early Sunday in the hills above Simi Valley's Ronald Reagan (news - web sites) Presidential Library and near Piru, where 300 homes were threatened for a time. The Simi Valley fire had burned 47,000 acres by daybreak, damaged 14 homes and was threatening as many as 2,000 structures. It also shut down Highway 118, the main route connecting Ventura County to Los Angeles.


    In San Diego County, three wildfires were burning, including one that had destroyed seven homes in a neighborhood near Ramona, Sheriff's Department spokesman Chris Saunders said. The fire, which forced hundreds of people to evacuate, started when a lost hunter set a signal fire to get attention, Saunders said. The man could face charges.


    Two people believed to have been trying to escape a San Diego County fire were found dead in a car, said Alice Contreras of the California Highway Patrol.


    Lisza Pontes and her family ran through flames to escape the fire near Ramona after the roar of flames woke them at 3:45 a.m. As they drove off, they saw a neighbor's mobile home explode.


    "We were literally running through fire," said Pontes, 43. "I was grabbing wet towels. Fire was at our feet. It was blazing over our heads and burning everywhere."


    One San Diego County fire, on the Marine Corps' Miramar Air Station, forced evacuation of the FAA's Southern California Terminal Radar Approach Control. The center's functions were transferred to one near Palmdale that normally handles high-altitude traffic.


    Aircraft scheduled to fly to Los Angeles International Airport, San Diego's Lindbergh Field and other regional airports were ordered held on the ground for varying lengths of time, said FAA spokesman Paul Turk.





    The most devastating of the wildfires started Saturday in San Bernardino's Old Waterman Canyon.

    Fierce Santa Ana winds propelled the flames across 12,000 acres within hours as erratic winds gusting to 40 mph pushed the blaze in constantly changing directions. By Sunday morning, officials estimated, 300 homes had burned.

    The fire forced the evacuation of the San Manuel Indian Reservation's casino and the campus of California State University, San Bernardino, where flames damaged two temporary classrooms and a temporary fitness center. Patton State Hospital, which houses about 1,300 mental patients, also had to be evacuated.

    Two firefighters suffered second degree burns, and at least three others suffered minor burns or smoke inhalation Sunday.

    The San Bernardino County coroner's office blamed the deaths of two residents on stress caused by the fire. A 70-year-old man collapsed while evacuating his home and a 93-year-old collapsed as he watched his house burn.

    As many as 1,000 people gathered at one evacuation center near San Bernardino International Airport, including about 50 people in wheelchairs who were taken from a convalescent home.

    Sharon Robinson, 62, and her daughter Kim Robinson, 46, left with their clothes and other belongings in the back of their truck.

    "We've lived in our home for 35 years," Sharon Robinson said. "Fire has always stopped in the foothills. I never thought it would reach our home."


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    >^.,.^<


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    Jingles and Prayers from IL for everyone affected by the fires. Just heard on the news (NBC on Dish) that 4 horses were found running loose and taken to a safe place near the 71 Freeway. They are wanting to owners to contact them. Good luck and God Bless you all.



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    Jingles and Prayers from IL for everyone affected by the fires. I just saw on the LA NBC station (Dish Network)that 4 horses were found running loose, so they were taken to some safe place near the 71 Freeway. They are asking for help in locating the owners. Good Luck and God Bless you all.



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    Please,
    I encourage all of you affected by the fire and its effects to go to:

    http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/ahfss/ah/disa...eparedness.htm

    This will familiarize you with the Animal Response Emergency System (CARES) plan. Then call your County Emergecy Management Agency who <ought> to be able to give you specific information regarding resources for housing, transport, phone numbers etc...so you can make good decisions.

    Be sure to read the links on that page for specific information.

    If I can do anything else email me jmullen@pa.net

    And prayers continue. Jingles too.
    love, June

    PS the plan is also on www.usaha.org/NAHEMS
    go to the link "state plans" and California's should be there also.
    hugs to all
    \"The world\'s greatest achievements often happen on the edge of chaos\"



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    Jingles for our COTH friends in SoCal!

    My thoughts are with you all and the people battling the blazes.

    Jingle jingle jingle!

    "I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning to sail my ship."
    -Louisa May Alcott
    "My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world." ~ Jack Layton



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    I just heard that there's a new fire in Malibu!!!!!!!!

    >^.,.^<


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    Egads! *JINGLES* for all of you in that area! Safe thoughts are being sent your way.

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    Many jingles coming from this former socal resident. My horse used to live in Devore, and the fires in 2002 are the reason why I moved him. I can't imagine the stress, and I'm going out to give Dave a hug right this instant.

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    More jingles from Florida where we know all about the horrors of fire. Stay Safe!!

    **JINGLES** **JINGLES** **JINGLES**

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    I hear Moorpark and Simi Valley are both being evacuated. If anyone has trouble finding places to take their horses let me know...

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    Jingles and prayers from Florida.

    Be all that you can be forever. Be an organ donar.
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    I just saw the Saperstein's ranch (the owners of Fleur and other GP horses that Ray Texel used to ride) on the news...the newscopter was flying overhead. The fire was very very close to their ranch. I'm sure they were able to evacuate since they have quite a large staff. That barn is brand new too.

    So far I've heard that Cypress is still doing well and is safe in Santa Rosa Valley, where she has been evacuated to. Other horses that were evacuated from our barn have returned home, as the places that they evacuated to were threatened.

    This is so scary. In my 33 (almost 34) years living in SoCA, this the worst I ever remember it. It's even scarier because Mr.AAJ is out there somewhere fighting the fire. I'm betting he is in Malibu working on that new fire that broke out.



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