The Crown Fire Blazes on

Posted: July 30, 2010 in Fear, hope, Ramblings, RANDOM
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We were allowed back in our home today. Then the next group of homes were evacuated as the fire moves on down the road. Because the brush is low and we have high winds out here the fire is burning quickly. The main concern is protecting the homes in the area. We have had helicopters, various planes, and a DC10 flying overhead since yesterday dropping water and phoschek on the flames.

Status check:
Crown IC (Agua Dulce):
Fire was reported at Thursday July 29, at 2:32pm and it is now at 13,000 acres. Currently we are at 20% containment.

Resources to this fire are the following: 1700 plus Fire Personnel, 6 Copters, 4 Fixed Wing and 1 DC10, 2 Helitankers, 10 Dozers, 3 Water Tenders.

This was how it looked when we got home this morning:

The Day After

The Day After

The Day After ashes fall

I am so thankful that our family is safe, our home is safe and very glad to be back home. Blessings to all going through this ordeal.

I also want to say we have the best firemen/women in the World. They rock!! I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all you do when risking your lives to protect ours. Ya’ll ROCK!!

Blessings and Hope!

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UPDATES:

Evacuation Information
Friday July 30th, 2010: 5:18 a.m. PDT

Palmdale Station is advising the following fire evacuations:

Soledad Canyon
KOA Campground 7601 Soledad Canyon Rd
Robins Nest campground 8237 Soledad canyon Rd
Shambala Wildlife Reserve 6867 Soledad canyon Rd

Leona Valley / West Palmdale
The Ana Verde Community
South of Elizabeth Lake Rd from 90th Street West to 25th Street West.

Evacuation Shelters have been setup at the following locations:

Marie Kerr Park – 2730 West Rancho Vista Blvd, Palmdale
Acton Community Center at 3748 West Nichols Ave, Acton
Agua Dulce Elementary School at 11311 West Frescati St

Residents needing shelter for large animals are asked to go to the Antelope Valley Fair Grounds at 2551 W Avenue H, Lancaster

Road Closures
Friday July 30th, 2010: 12:08 p.m. PDT
Based on ongoing evaluation of the fire and dangerous conditions, Incident Command is ordering a hard road closure in the area of Elizabeth Lake Road from 25th Street West to Bouquet Canyon Rd. Access to Elizabeth Lake Road via Goddie Hill and Bouquet Canyon Rd is also closed.
Access into the area will be restricted to all, including residents. Those residents who have chosen to stay are encouraged to leave.

Access is limited to residents only in the following areas:
Anaverde Community, Rancho Vista, and Shannon Valley.

Comments
  1. Ruby Cantu says:

    Glad you are back at home and everyone is safe.

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  2. Frannie says:

    Same here, glad your all safe and your back home. Firemen/women do ROCK! I hope they stay safe as well out there fighting these fires.<3

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  4. Kat says:

    Glad you are back home safe and sound! Give everyone hugs for me!! love you all!!

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  5. Marya1961 says:

    So happy everyone is working together to get this under control…kudos to the hard-working men and women who risk their lives! I am praying for all and so glad you safely back at home! XO

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  6. R. G. Maines says:

    Glad to hear you’re home and safe. Hoping the other families who’ve had to leave their homes make it back safe and sound as well.

    (((Hugs)))

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  7. Deb Darby says:

    WHEW! Another close one. Ah, the life of a Californian!

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  8. neicy says:

    Hi there my friend, I am sooooooooooo happy to know you’re home and everything can get back to normal, see I knew it would be fine. Just happy you’re home.

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