UPDATE #3: Well, the fires got close to us. A street half a mile away from us was evacuated and apparently there were flames on that street. Then, the fire jumped the containment field... SO, we decided that we better head out, lol. We evacuated and headed to my mom's house (3 hours north). We stayed the night here, and the evacuation was lifted... but the evacuation was lifted the other day and they brought that back, so we've been monitoring the progress to see when we'll leave. As of right now, we're planning on heading back tomorrow morning. Here's some pics of my son swimming at a friend's house yesterday afternoon (with the smoke in the background):
UPDATE #2 (Day 2 of the fires): The view from my hotel room is pretty clear, but when I step outside, there's black smoke coming up from another fire. Fallbrook is under an evacuation notice, but we are still here. My husband sent me a picture of the view from his battalion building (don't worry, he's home and here with us now):
UPDATE: My husband made it home!! Traffic finally cleared up and he was able to make it home. It took him about 4 hours to drive 30 miles. He drove RIGHT next to a wall of flames. Crazy!
The sky here has cleared up a lot, so it seems it's moving. We're still getting helicopters flying right over us. We've ordered pizza, so I think we're relaxing now. :-)
We're having some crazy wildfires here in SoCal (north San Diego County). The fires are right near us (in town). Helicopters have been flying right over us for hours (taking water to the fires). My husband is stuck in traffic trying to get home... the fires are right next to him (he can see the flames).
Here are some pictures I took (these were taken on a sunny day at 3pm):
Here's a video of a fire tornado that happened in the fire:
Some of my friends have already left town. We're sticking around though... I don't feel that we're in any immediate danger. The sky is starting to clear up, but there are some embers falling from the sky. People are still here in the hotel (we're currently living in a hotel) and pizza is still being delivered. I think we'll have pizza tonight, lol...