I’m kinda anxious right now.
I just got a call from my roommate who was awaken by the firefighters telling my roommates to evacuate the house. The Marek Wildland Fire started yesterday morning at 2am and has only been 20% contained as of yesterday. There are Santa Ana winds which are driving the wildfire all over and sadly there’s little control.
I had to quickly, in 5 minutes, tell my roommate to grab my computer, monitor, digital camera, passport and bag of a lot of receipts. The firefighters are telling everyone to evacuate really quickly because the fire is not under control.
I might be losing a LOT of clothing, a digital piano, some furniture, books, and a few other miscellaneous items including personal photos. They just couldn’t grab everything sadly.
Update:I found a nice blog that seems to have good updated information. http://calfire.blogspot.com/ Obviously, I’m also watching all the Los Angeles news stations as well.
I found an active forum with lots of good links and updates to the wildfire: http://www.wildlandfire.com/hotlist/showthread.php?p=31315. There’s also a cool little map to see who’s been evacuated: http://lafd.blogspot.com/2008/10/city-of-los-angeles-evacuation-map-for.html