Wednesday, October 24, 2007

San Diego Fires Update #11

I can't find any specific information about how destructive the fire was in Dulzura. With active fires along the access roads I doubt anyone has gone in yet to assess the damage. It is the nature of these fires that everything does not burn. Especially early, and Dulzura was hit early by the Harris Fire, the fires are pushed by the winds and move through quickly. Buildings with wooden shingles, with brush and trees growing close, or with fuel like woodpiles stacked against the wall are most likely to burn. Buildings with fireproof roofing where the brush has been cleared for several hundred feet in all directions have a good chance to survive. Also, the firefighters have been battling these fires from the beginning with their priorities protecting lives first and buildings second.

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