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Fri Sep 14, 2012, 07:27 PM

Los Angeles DUers- fire in the Sepulveda Pass

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2012/09/14/brush-fire-burns-close-to-homes-in-sepulveda-pass/

ugh! Not good at all in this heat.

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Reply Los Angeles DUers- fire in the Sepulveda Pass (Original post)
Beaverhausen Sep 2012 OP
kestrel91316 Sep 2012 #1
Beaverhausen Sep 2012 #2
DemocratSinceBirth Sep 2012 #3
ellisonz Sep 2012 #5
DemocratSinceBirth Sep 2012 #8
kestrel91316 Sep 2012 #10
Liberal_in_LA Sep 2012 #16
Live and Learn Sep 2012 #6
Le Taz Hot Sep 2012 #35
ellisonz Sep 2012 #4
DemocratSinceBirth Sep 2012 #9
kestrel91316 Sep 2012 #11
ellisonz Sep 2012 #12
DemocratSinceBirth Sep 2012 #14
kestrel91316 Sep 2012 #18
Liberal_in_LA Sep 2012 #22
kestrel91316 Sep 2012 #26
Liberal_in_LA Sep 2012 #23
devilgrrl Sep 2012 #7
ellisonz Sep 2012 #13
devilgrrl Sep 2012 #24
Lebam in LA Sep 2012 #15
Liberal_in_LA Sep 2012 #17
pinboy3niner Sep 2012 #19
Liberal_in_LA Sep 2012 #21
pinboy3niner Sep 2012 #25
nadinbrzezinski Sep 2012 #28
flamingdem Sep 2012 #20
nadinbrzezinski Sep 2012 #27
GObamaGO Sep 2012 #29
flamingdem Sep 2012 #30
flamingdem Sep 2012 #31
goclark Sep 2012 #32
flamingdem Sep 2012 #33
goclark Sep 2012 #34
kestrel91316 Sep 2012 #36
flamingdem Sep 2012 #38
Initech Sep 2012 #37
nadinbrzezinski Sep 2012 #39
kestrel91316 Sep 2012 #40
pinboy3niner Sep 2012 #41
nadinbrzezinski Sep 2012 #42
pinboy3niner Sep 2012 #43
nadinbrzezinski Sep 2012 #44
kestrel91316 Sep 2012 #45
nadinbrzezinski Sep 2012 #46
pinboy3niner Sep 2012 #47

Response to Beaverhausen (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 07:28 PM

1. Yep, I can see the smoke out the front window of my clinic. Not good that it's 107F.

THANK GOD it's not windy!!!!!!!

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 07:30 PM

2. I can see it from my office window

They evacuated the Getty.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 07:30 PM

3. I'm New To L A In Van Nuys

How far am I from the fire?

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 07:33 PM

5. A good distance

Sounds like it's more toward the Santa Monica side - this is where the 405 goes through the Santa Monica Mountains/Hollywood Hills

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Response to ellisonz (Reply #5)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 07:35 PM

8. Yeah

I just asked a neighbor. He said exactly what you said.

TY

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 07:41 PM

10. It's south of you in the Sepulveda Pass. Van Nuys is safe. Well, safe from fires, lol.

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 07:56 PM

16. welcome to Valley life

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 07:33 PM

6. No kidding. It is hotter here than in Phoenix today. nt

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 10:37 PM

35. Wait. It's a 107 in L.A.?

Wow! You guys beat the San Joaquin Valley.

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Response to Beaverhausen (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 07:32 PM

4. Not too much fuel there...

...I wouldn't expect it to last the night.

Rush hour traffic is fucked though

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Response to ellisonz (Reply #4)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 07:39 PM

9. How Far South Of Sepulveda And Ventura Is The Fire?

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Reply #9)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 07:42 PM

11. It's just north of the Getty on the west side of the 405

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Reply #9)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 07:44 PM

12. It's about 6 miles from there to the Getty Center.

Like I said below, traffic is fucked (don't even try the 405,101, 5 or 10) but this isn't going to burn long (much better terrain than the San Gabriels)

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Response to ellisonz (Reply #12)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 07:46 PM

14. I Think I Saw It When I Took The 761 From Sherman Oaks To Westwood

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Reply #14)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 07:59 PM

18. The 761??? Lol, I've been here 30 years and that one doesn't ring a bell.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #18)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 08:12 PM

22. The long red bus (bend in the middle) that comes up Van Nuys Boulevard, turns on Ventura, onto Sepul

Sepulveda, over the hill to UCLA

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Reply #22)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 08:25 PM

26. Oh, my bad, lol. I wasn't thinking bus #. I was stuck on highway #.

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Response to ellisonz (Reply #4)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 08:13 PM

23. I'm hearing that Coldwater Canyon is closed for some reason. that will really mess up

traffic

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Response to devilgrrl (Reply #7)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 07:46 PM

13. Did it look like an omen of the apocalypse? n/t

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Response to Beaverhausen (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 07:47 PM

15. I caught the smoke plume as I was leaving work

It is in the area of "carmageddon", thru the Sepulveda pass. No winds which is great. They will probably be able to put it down pretty fast. 10% humidity though and pretty darn hot. Fire season is here.

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Response to Beaverhausen (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 08:07 PM

19. Breaking: Getty Center voluntarily evacuating

--CBS 2 News at 5pm.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #19)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 08:10 PM

21. Mt. St. Mary closed and evacuated.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Reply #21)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 08:17 PM

25. Leo Baeck Temple evacuated eight Torahs

Leo Baeck Temple, which is at the base of the ridge that is burning, evacuated eight Torahs but the staff was standing by to see if the fire would be contained in time to hold Friday Shabbat services, said Abigail Spiegel, executive director.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/09/sepulveda-brush-fire.html



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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #25)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 08:28 PM

28. Good, you really do not want to know my story involving those



They actually made an exception to a woman handling them.

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Response to Beaverhausen (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 08:07 PM

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but not today probably!!


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Response to Beaverhausen (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 08:27 PM

27. I am so glad this is so way out of my coverage area

107, nomex UGH.

Regardless watch for the winds and where they go... and keep your eyes peeled to local news.

Oh and due to temps. yes mom, go ahead... keep yourself hydrated even if not close to that mess.

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Response to Beaverhausen (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 08:29 PM

29. Stay safe up there

Man, I loathe fire season.

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Response to Beaverhausen (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 08:34 PM

30. Here's a photo

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Response to flamingdem (Reply #30)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 08:34 PM

31. No I didn't instagram it!

It's from kcrw

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Response to Beaverhausen (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 09:10 PM

32. We were in Culver City

We could see smoke in the sky but could not tell where it was coming from-----

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Response to goclark (Reply #32)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 09:45 PM

33. A graphic photo, fire is close to homes here

too close!

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Response to flamingdem (Reply #33)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 10:20 PM

34. Horrible!


We had no idea ~

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Response to goclark (Reply #34)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 10:42 PM

36. It wound up not being all that big, and between the helicopters and

Super Scoopers dropping water, and the lack of wind, they got it taken care of pretty quickly.

But it sure made an unholy mess out of traffic this evening. A friend was going to come up from Santa Monica after work but he cancelled. I couldn't see any way he could get up here in under 2 hours, if at all, lol.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #36)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 10:54 PM

38. Yes, a total mess

and in this heat, yuk!

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Response to Beaverhausen (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 10:52 PM

37. How is LAX looking?

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Response to Initech (Reply #37)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 11:35 PM

39. Don't think it's even close

but not even close to beat.

Just asked hubby, and it's closer to the 405 than the five on the Hollywood side.

He is a tad more familiar.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #39)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 12:45 AM

40. It was immediately to the east of the 405 in the Sepulveda Pass.

Literally within feet of the freeway.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #40)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 12:52 AM

41. And LAX is about 17 miles south of the Getty

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #41)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 12:54 AM

42. That is a lot of urban and brush.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #42)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 12:59 AM

43. No kidding

The only conceivable effect on LAX would be from traffic slowdowns, but the 5pm news live shots showed all lanes of the 405 open, even while the fire was still going.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #43)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 01:03 AM

44. Or a very string Santa Ana lasting for days

And poor fire resources...wait...this is LA not SD...

Don't ask. But damn they get touchy when you bring this up. Again, don't ask. Propper conditions we may see it go through downtown San Diego.

Hey, at least that could be a good series of photos...

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #42)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 01:07 AM

45. There's not a speck of brush within 10 miles of LAX. Just

miles and miles and miles of city.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #45)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 01:22 AM

46. Our lovely firestorms in San Diego did put

Urban areas at risk.but hey, you got a county FD.

Again, don't ask.

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Response to Beaverhausen (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 02:06 AM

47. CBS News at 11 reports the 70-acre fire is now 40% contained. nt

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