CA Fires

For any of you who know where I live, I’m safe. (Though I’m a town over from the night club, my community was the one-two punch.)  Hoping you and your loved ones (including the four legged variety) are staying safe as well. 

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We’re heading from Santa Barbara to LAX Sunday morning, but looks as though 101 will be closed so we’ll have to find a route further east and then pick up 406 to the airport.  We’ll leave more than 2 hours earlier than intended just in case of additional closures.

Cant believe what we’re seeing on the news in Paradise and Malibu. Feel just terrible for folks who are losing everything and having to  evacuate with minutes to spare if they want to live. Can’t imagine what they’re going through, just tragic. Hope relief will be provided quickly for them.

seaquam posted:

We’re heading from Santa Barbara to LAX Sunday morning, but looks as though 101 will be closed so we’ll have to find a route further east and then pick up 406 to the airport.  We’ll leave more than 2 hours earlier than intended just in case of additional closures.

Cant believe what we’re seeing on the news in Paradise and Malibu. Feel just terrible for folks who are losing everything and having to  evacuate with minutes to spare if they want to live. Can’t imagine what they’re going through, just tragic. Hope relief will be provided quickly for them.

Indeed. We were just discussing this. I didn't happen last decade, it happened last year! Saw a quote from Neil young that this is not the first time he has lost a house to a CA wild fire. 

You'll need to get creative to get to LAX as I'm sure the 405 will be a mess. (But that's not a surprise.)

I suppose it's too late but the 23 through Ventura and on to the 118 through Simi Valley would get you to hwy 405. My family almost lost their home, lots of burned trees and shrubs in the yard. One thing the news doesn't really mention is the tons of ashes that blow all over everything  after these fires for months. Cars get filthy in days, air filters need to be changed more often, pools get filthy etc.

My home is still standing. Air quality is horrific. I live near where the Woolsey fire started. But, as it turns out, as much damage as it did north of the 101 in Westlake/T.O./Oak Park/Agoura Hills, most of its damage seems to be from jumping the freeway and wreaking havoc on its way up the mountain, then down to the ocean. The 101 northbound (and I think southbound) opened last night and Agoura Hills / Westlake exits north are open, too.  Traveling through, staying on the highway probably shouldn’t be a problem for anyone anymore. (All Calabasas exits through Valley Circle are still closed as of last I checked. As were Agoura Hills southbound exits.)

I’m headed back out. Air quality is miserable and there is still a fire warning in place through Tuesday evening.  But I had to see my place. Unfortunately, one of my friends lost her place. But she is safe. As are all of my other local friends. Thank God. 

winoca posted:

I suppose it's too late but the 23 through Ventura and on to the 118 through Simi Valley would get you to hwy 405. My family almost lost their home, lots of burned trees and shrubs in the yard. One thing the news doesn't really mention is the tons of ashes that blow all over everything  after these fires for months. Cars get filthy in days, air filters need to be changed more often, pools get filthy etc.

We opted to leave earlier and take the 126 through Santa Clarita, way out of the way but sure not to have closures, and then the I-5/405 to LAX. We saw and smelled the smoke, even at that distance.

Winetarelli, glad to hear you're OK and home survived, and same with your family home Winoca.  We saw some of the film footage of a literal wall of flame coming over a hill and consuming a bunch of houses really quickly.  Terrifying!  I can't imagine what it would be like to live in those conditions, with the fire threat being almost constant. My heart really goes out to all of those affected. Even if spared by the flames, the anxiety caused just by the proximity of the fires has to affect people in the area.

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