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20 June 2008 @ 08:06 pm
Yet another Santa Cruz County Fire  
A fire broke out this afternoon in Watsonville, the south end of Santa Cruz County, at 2:15 p.m. Witnesses on Hwy 1 reported a motorist starting multiple fires. This hasn't been confirmed but there are at least four confirmed sources for the spot fires that have now spread to five hundred acres between the airport and Seascape golf course. Hwy 1 S is closed from Freedom Blvd on, Hwy 1 N is closed at Airport. Traffic has backed up for miles and emergency vehicles are making their way through with great difficulty. Some structures are burning and homes have been evacuated with a reverse 911 call. I heard phone interviews with residents who could see their homes were not burning or surrounded  by fire who were determined to jump the fence at the airport to get past the police and rescue pets.

Smoke is billowing in a huge mushroom like cloud because there is no wind blowing it away. The humidity is only eleven per cent right now and it's blistering hot--in the nineties. Let's hope they get containment before the wind can kick up. I hope if this was deliberately set they catch whoever is responsible.

I am just amazed at the THIRD fire in Santa Cruz County within a month.

Of course the floods are still in progress in the Midwest, with more levees failing.

Where are the locusts? They can't be far behind.

 
 
 
danaewintersdanaewinters on June 21st, 2008 02:03 am (UTC)

My home is two miles from the fire line, and we're packing up right now. Yep, I'm freaking out.
Tapatitapati on June 21st, 2008 04:30 pm (UTC)
I hear they worked through the night and have it 90 per cent contained. I hope it didn't move your way during the night!

{{{hugs}}}
3treekisser: Panther3treekisser on June 21st, 2008 03:46 pm (UTC)
Why would anyone deliberately do this?!?!?!
Tapatitapati on June 21st, 2008 04:30 pm (UTC)
For the drama? Because they're sick? I don't know, but I hope they spend a long time in prison.
3treekisser: Wayang Kulit3treekisser on June 21st, 2008 05:15 pm (UTC)
Prison? You're a lot kinder than I would be...
Mari Adkinsmariadkins on June 21st, 2008 06:43 pm (UTC)
Personally, I'd light *them* on fire. But I'm not nice. :D
Tapatitapati on June 22nd, 2008 12:51 am (UTC)
It does make a pleasant fantasy, I agree.
Tapatitapati on June 22nd, 2008 12:51 am (UTC)
I don't believe in violent punishments. Besides, prison lasts a long time so I think it is sufficient misery to dole out.
Mari Adkinsmariadkins on June 21st, 2008 06:42 pm (UTC)
Brood XVII hatched here in Kentucky in mid-May. I'm just waiting for them all to die off. They should have reached their peak last week. I hope. :covers ears with hands and screams THE NOISE! THE NOISE!:
Tapatitapati on June 22nd, 2008 12:52 am (UTC)
Yes, they are a noisy bunch!