There are fires on Camp Pendleton. I could get to my old office on base from my home in less than 20 min on a bad traffic day. This is North of me.
There is a fire a couple blocks from my old office in Escondido. Home to office 14 min. This is East of me.
There are fires in Carlsbad, About 12 min. away; South.
The BIG fire extinguisher (Pacific Ocean) is about 12 min. to the West.
I have been told that I should prepare to evacuate. I am ready to evacuate. However, I will be amazed if I have to.
The winds are doing all kinds of squirrly things. The poor firefighters don't know what to expect. Within the last couple hours the wind has come from ___________ (Write in any direction and you will be correct).
A few homes have been burned down to the foundation---I say that so casually. It sure as heck isn't casual to the residents of those home.
Some areas have been manditorially evacuated.
Many homes have no electricity.
I am still getting my usual breeze off of the ocean and that is good. Just got a text message. They are evacuating Mira Costa College---Less than 10 minutes from me (guess 3 miles "as the crow flies). Well there goes the west direction---It is between me and the ocean.
I am fervently hoping that I have no interesting news to report.