|This morning's view of the Carlsbad Fire from Surfy Surfy on the coast highway in Leucadia, CA.|
|The view of the San Marcos Fire just before sunset from the coast highway, 1 block south of Surfy Surfy.This fire is 7-10 miles direct east of Surfy Surfy and very close to the Moonlight/Christenson surfboard factory.|
Tonight we think about our friends who have been displaced from their homes as multiple fires surrounded us.
Today tempatures reached 100 degrees at the beach where Surfy Surfy is located in Leucadia, California. This weather is common in September/October here, but incredibly rare for May.
Hot gusty winds meant the fires spread fast and gave our hardworking fire crews a challenge.
The Moonlight/Christenson factory had to evacuate and as of this posting we are unsure of it's status (the factory has survived several of these events over the decades. See previous post Fire2007
As of this posting the wind has backed down a lot, the full moon has risen and is incredibly bright and there is less ominous smoke in the sky. We will see what dawn brings. Many people will have a sleepless night as they monitor the proximity of fires near them, or watch helplessly from the shelters.
You can check the status of these fires by visiting: www.cbs8.com
*check out this crazy fire footage drive somebody shot today: