San Diego Fire Updates

KPBS’ broadcast tower at Mount San Miguel (along with several other towers) has burned in the fire. They’re now broadcasting from FM 94.9, streaming online from both and, as well as through cable television.

KPBS News is using Twitter to post up-to-the-minute information as it comes in:

Live San Diego Fire Updates on Twitter

Check out this Google map for fire perimeter, evacuation shelters and residential evacuations:

San Diego Fire Perimeter, Evacuation Shelters, Residential Evacuations

My family in Escondido was evacuated but, thankfully, their homes are fine. Here are some of my brother’s pics:

Taken on the evening of 10/21/07. We were forced to evacuate the next morning. Escondido, CA. — Smokey Sunset, originally uploaded by prgibbs.

About 3:30AM looking southeast from Old San Pasqual. This is a very short distance from our house. Escondido, CA. — Fire!, originally uploaded by prgibbs.

An easterly view of our home just prior to our evactuation at approximately 6:30AM on 10/22/07. Escondido, CA. — Evacuation #1, originally uploaded by prgibbs.

About 7:30AM on 10/22/07 looking south on Orange Ave., Escondido, CA. — Orange Ave., originally uploaded by prgibbs.

About 8:30AM on 10/22/07. Looking southeast from my parent’s yard. This is a full color photo, not sepia. Escondido, CA. — Smokey Sky, originally uploaded by prgibbs.

Shortly after 9:00AM, we received another evacation notice. Me posing before we hit the road…again. Escondido, CA. — Evactuation #2, originally uploaded by prgibbs.



  Gravatar Howling Point | Dove in the shallow end one too many times. wrote @ October 23rd, 2007 at 12:17 pm

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  Gravatar cindylu wrote @ October 23rd, 2007 at 2:33 pm

Hope your family stays safe. Your brother’s photos are pretty amazing, but pretty scary.

  Gravatar mari wrote @ October 23rd, 2007 at 4:00 pm

Wow, Nathan, thanks for the updates ~ what a great use for Twitter, Google Maps, and blogs. Very glad to hear your family is safe! ~ I agree with Cindy, the photos are intense. Talk about “Orange Avenue”…..Please keep us posted!

  Gravatar shindo wrote @ October 23rd, 2007 at 4:31 pm

Those are some crazy pics! I hope you are all ok! My thoughts are with you and family.

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