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    Yes, there have been a lot of them:
    http://malibu.patch.com/articles/let...f-malibu-fires

    And a more scholarly article:
    http://www.fs.fed.us/psw/publication..._6a_radtke.pdf

    I'll try to remember to ask my mom what year that was. I THINK it was before I went to college, so could have even been the Wright fire in 1970.
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    The strict building and landscaping codes for new construction have made a big difference in saving structures and whole neighborhoods from fire. The landscaped buffers around neighborhoods filled with succulents and difficult-to-burn plants, the fireproof roofs, and stuccoed eaves have really reduced flammability. I think the fire departments' annoying pushes to get people to cut the brush around their houses is also showing good results.


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    It's up to 43 Sq Miles.
    Is there a current map of the burned area?
    The Denver Broncos went to visit an orphanage. "It's so sad looking into their faces so devoid of hope." Sara aged 6



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    I miss CA so much until I see the fires. I lived near OC and we had to evacuate twice when I was a teenager - the horses from our stable were put in a tennis court across the road in a state park.

    My mom has a friend in Camarillo and I swear she told me there are feral horses that wander the neighborhood (she even sent me a picture of it and I was blown away, she thought it was so cute). Does anyone know about that? What will they do with them?



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    Check out www.wildfiretoday.com. Also a good article at www.dailymail.co.uk with tons of pictures. Anyone know anything about Bakiston Farm.....from the
    pictures it looks to be close to the fire?



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    Quote Originally Posted by 5 View Post
    It's up to 43 Sq Miles.
    Is there a current map of the burned area?
    This is as of yesterday:
    http://www.onecitizenspeaking.com/20...re-update.html

    And an interesting article from the LA Times on fire fighting then and now which reiterates our earlier discussion of tactical differences during fires and designing communities to mitigate the effect of fires:
    http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la...,4105731.story

    Which reminds me of the movie, Design for Disaster, about the Bel Air Fire and how the home and community design exacerbated the situation. A lot changed after that as well. Here's a YouTube link if you have 27 minutes to spare:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yj0rfeF5GbA
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    Quote Originally Posted by BasqueMom View Post
    Check out www.wildfiretoday.com. Also a good article at www.dailymail.co.uk with tons of pictures. Anyone know anything about Bakiston Farm.....from the
    pictures it looks to be close to the fire?
    They were evacuated according to the web version of an email blast I received from iJump (with photos possibly lifted from the LA Times...)
    http://secure.campaigner.com/Campaig...4-euvul18&_v=2
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    Quote Originally Posted by hundredacres View Post
    My mom has a friend in Camarillo and I swear she told me there are feral horses that wander the neighborhood (she even sent me a picture of it and I was blown away, she thought it was so cute). Does anyone know about that? What will they do with them?
    I think they got loose or were set loose if they wouldn't load (my personal nightmare) or lead during a fire evac during one of our fires.
    For the horses safety (lots of cars and the new people may not be horse smart) they should be caught, pasture boarded on a local ranch (Put them to work for their keep if they can) Post their pics and info at the vets, feed stores, (Hilltop feed T.O. corral) and the rest whose names escape me. Netposse too. Have the people who claim the horses are theirs provide proof (Photos, papers, vet records, you know ...proof)

    Thanks for the links Peggy.
    The Denver Broncos went to visit an orphanage. "It's so sad looking into their faces so devoid of hope." Sara aged 6



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    This website has a link to the flare up in Hidden Valley. I think this is as bad as it got. Pretty much done now.

    http://www.vcstar.com/news/2013/may/...p-crews-battl/

    Funny to read the UK website with the Britney Spears coverage and quite a few inaccuracies to the story... Hope they get the more important stuff right!



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    http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/loca...205983531.html

    You can see it from outer space.

    Did they save the buildings from the old Camarillo State hospital? (now some university) It is directly in the fire area- Probably since I haven't heard anything.

    28,000 acres but 60% contained
    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/l...,5465838.story
    Last edited by 5; May. 5, 2013 at 10:41 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5 View Post
    http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/loca...205983531.html

    You can see it from outer space.

    Did they save the buildings from the old Camarillo State hospital? (now some university) It is directly in the fire area- Probably since I haven't heard anything.
    Yes, it's OK. Pretty buildings IIRC. The former mental hospital is now CSUCI or Cal State University Channel Islands.
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    Now that it is coming under control and not so serious...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmemwOnKrc8
    The Denver Broncos went to visit an orphanage. "It's so sad looking into their faces so devoid of hope." Sara aged 6



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