Archive for October, 2007


Firefighters from Orange County

Firefighters from Orange County, originally uploaded by computer-Eyes.

Some of the brave Firefighters from Orange County.

 

At about 6:00am, the Orange County Fire Authority announced that they suspect arson after learning that this fire had three points of origin. Sounds like they really don’t know yet. How sure do you think they are?

Well, here is my theory…

As I was driving around last night (Sunday) trying to get photos of the fires out here in Orange County, I noticed streaks of light in the sky. Prior to leaving the house last night, I had read about some meteor shower activity happening this weekend but I thought it was for Saturday night.

Seeing this, made me wonder if the meteor shower and the outbreak of fires were somehow related. Does anyone know if it is possible for a meteor shower to cause a fire? If so, isn’t it also possible for a meteor to break into multiple pieces as it burns through our atmosphere; causing three fires to start at about the same time, in a place like Santiago Canyon? Could any of this be possible? I don’t know. What do you think? If you have any insight into anything I have just mentioned, please share!

 

The fires are very close to the apartments & condos where all of my brothers live. I think 1 of them is in a voluntary evacuation area. The other two will probably be asked to leave very soon.

Update: Fire got out of hand. One Brother located near Pioneer and Jamboree has evacuated. He was also forced to close his office in Irvine due to health conditions. I am waiting for the word from either of my 2 brothers who are located near Irvine Blvd and Jamboree to help them move stuff if needed.

Check out my Santiago Fires Theory

Jason Rosenberg has compiled a list of resources on the Orange County Fires

Joe Maller is trying to gather some more Information about the fires in Irvine.

skell posted a short video of the Irvine fires on YouTube.

Joel Sax posts thoughts on the fire in Irvine including weather expectations for the next couple of days.

The OC Register has also reported on the fires in Orange County.

 
SoCal_Fire_Irvine_0003

SoCal_Fire_Irvine_0003, originally uploaded by computer-Eyes.

I really wish these were just rain clouds

 
Smoke filled sky

Smoke filled sky, originally uploaded by computer-Eyes.

more shots of the smoke clouds caused by the Orange County fire