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Old 12-05-2017, 09:12pm   #1 (permalink)
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I'm not in any imminent danger here, but the smoke is so bad my entire house smells of fire...and the ash is ridiculous. Also, the wind is HORRIBLE. Sandy's neighborhood has been issued warnings, but I do not believe there are any major fires burning where her and Robert live. But there is a fire burning off the freeway close to their home.

Multiple homes have burned associated with the Creek Fire in the San Fernando Valley and the bigger fire in Ventura.

The shooting range I frequent in the Angeles National Forest has been destroyed.

I know everybody rags on us out here on the left coast, and rightfully so, but please say a prayer for us. It's really bad out here. We aren't flying due to the wind, and it is so bad with wind and visibility that most of the Fire Fighting Aerial efforts have been grounded as well.

Been on the air a good part of the day, my throat is sore and my head is pounding.


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Hope you guys stay safe and sound.
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It was bad today.

When I got to work (in Mission Hills) at about 7:30, it was raining ash. They shut down the hvac system in our building. The smoke was so bad, the filters weren’t adequate. All it was doing was pulling smoke in. They completely shut it off and then passed out face masks.

I have a few employees that had to leave because their neighborhoods were being evacuated. A few more will have a pretty sleepless night tonight, as the flames are not far away.
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Y'all stay safe out there.
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One of my clearest memories as a child is of a fire coming down Angeles National Forest towards our house. My Uncle Fred had come over with his new '59 Catalina (that's how I remember what year things happen), and he and dad were up on the roof watering it down so it wouldn't catch on fire. Cars were backed into the driveway ready to go, and mom was running around grabbing a few last items to take. I was four... and absolutely terrified.

Hope everyone stays safe.
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Wow, you guys take care of your lungs out there. I've been watching on the news up here....looks bad. Fingers crossed for the winds to die down.
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Stay safe guys. Prayers for all.
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Be safe! Hope the winds calm and the crews can put out the fires!
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Stay safe everyone, prayers said for those already impacted and let's hope the winds die down and they can get the fire under control soon.
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Just got a text from one of my employees. 405 is shut down in the sepulveda pass. She was diverted off and is trying to get around it and get into the valley.

Having the 405 shut down is going to be a NIGHTMARE!!!
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Just got a text from one of my employees. 405 is shut down in the sepulveda pass. She was diverted off and is trying to get around it.
NB Closed from the 10 into the Pass

Go 10 EB to the 110 NB to the 101 NB or 10 WB to PCH NB and up Topanga into the Valley - Canyon Roads are fine right now...Beverly Glen starting to get a bit bad tho
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NB Closed from the 10 into the Pass

Go 10 EB to the 110 NB to the 101 NB or 10 WB to PCH NB and up Topanga into the Valley - Canyon Roads are fine right now...Beverly Glen starting to get a bit bad tho
Thanks. I just texted this to her. And told her to turn on 1070.
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Sandy, it looks like she is on Sepulveda Blvd. Word is they are closing that.
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Sandy, it looks like she is on Sepulveda Blvd. Word is they are closing that.
Yep. They diverted them there and then diverted them off.
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Yep. They diverted them there and then diverted them off.
405 is closed both sides 10 to the 101. NB there are some viable alternatives, SB leaving the SFV you are SCREWED. Canyon Roads jammed, 170 and 5 jammed. No creative thinking or 'tricks' will work at this point.
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