“House saved, Sorry about the door!”


(Firefighter getting a rest. Photo: AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)

I honestly don’t know how the firefighters do it. The LA Times has an article on howfires are prioritized at the command center. And this is from another LA Timesarticle on the arbitrariness of the fires’ wrath..

When she caught sight of its roof, Susan, a sales executive at an
advertising firm, let out a deep sigh and exclaimed: “It’s there! Oh my
God, we are so lucky.”

Walking hesitantly through their
smashed-in wooden door, they saw that the flames had come within 10
yards of the house and had decimated four large homes up the hill.

their kitchen counter were empty Gatorade bottles and energy-bar
wrappers, and a note from the crew of San Diego Fire Engine 12, Lincoln

“House saved,” it read. “Sorry about the door!”

Ya gotta love ’em

7 thoughts on ““House saved, Sorry about the door!”

  1. Don’t remember where I linked to it yesterday but there’s a huge Google Map of the fire situation, noting which ones are “controlled” and the majority are not.

  2. What wonderful people. Working that hard, non-stop, for days, and still saying, “Sorry about the door.” ((((firefighters))))

  3. VirgoTex,
    BuggyQ posted yesterday “By the way, if anybody’s interested, KPBS.org has a really good GoogleMap mashup showing fire perimeters, evacuation zones and all sorts of other stuff.”

  4. The KPBS map is getting updated pretty regularly. The following linky also takes you to a more detailed map from the SD Union-Trib, showing the fire perimeters and the currently burning hot spots:
    Also, go to voiceofsandiego.org and read the The Battle for One House story–really nice writing, and captures a little of the firefighters’ experiences.

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