back home, my family never got evacuated, which is great. my kids are out of school for the rest of the week, but we’ve re-opened the YS office (shoot, we have another convention next week!).
here’s a summary of info my friend brian pulled together on his blog (brian lives about a mile from me):
Here’s the latest info I can find on the California wildfire overall statistics:
– Acreage: 431,377
– Homes Destroyed: At least 1,447, according to individual county reports.
– Evacuation: Over 1 million people have been evacuated.
– Damage: Over 1 billion dollars in damages
– Deaths: One fire death, five fire-related deaths.
– Injuries: 30 to civilians, 39 to firefighters.
– At least 12 major fires still burning
Here’s the latest on the Harris Fire- the one that is still burning in some places, with the active part about 5-ish miles from my house:
– About 73,000 acres north of the border town of Tecate.
– 10 percent contained- Containment expected Oct. 31.
– 200 homes destroyed, 2,000 homes and 500 commercial properties threatened.
– One civilian killed, 25 injured civilians and seven injured firefighters.