San Diego Fires update – winding down – 1510 PDT

| October 28, 2007

The San Diego County Emergency Center shows no active (i.e., intense) burn areas in San Diego County as of this morning. Most roads are open and most evacuations have been canceled, except for the area around Mt. Palomar and the area just south of it:

The Sign On San Diego Fire Blog is reporting the following cumulative statistics for all the San Diego fires as of this (Sunday) morning:

As of 11 a.m. today, the total acreage burned was 346,890 and firefighting costs stood at $31.1 million.

Here’s the complete list of facts:
Residences destroyed — 1,588
Residences damaged — 320
Commercial properties destroyed — 2
Commercial properties damaged — 0
Outbuildings damaged — 720
Outbuildings destroyed — 25
Evacuated residences — 640,000
Firefighters injured — 93
Civilians injured — 23
Civilian fatalities — 7
Total firefighters assigned — 8,324

I appreciate the feedback that we’ve been getting in response to this post, and I plan to do one or more posts summarizing (and quoting from) what you’ve had to say. We also appreciate the generous donations to our bandwidth fund.

Finally, with the fires under control, much of what we have been posting for the last week is no longer of a critical nature. It’s been an intense week to say the least — keep in mind that the figures for Tuesday are probably only half of what they would have been due to a 10-hour outage caused by our web hosting firm — but traffic is winding down:

Let us know going forward what kind of information, if any, you’d like to see posted here regarding the fires and their aftermath. Beyond that, we will return you to our regularly scheduled programming. 🙂 ..bruce w..

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