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Subject: SB Fire

Written By: snozberries on 11/18/08 at 5:41 pm


Just walked around my block and saw so much devastation... took a few shots not to exploit it but because words just cannot express the loss.




here's a picture of the playground I used to take Carly to.... look at the wooden swingset still standing in the background but the metal structure is gone...
http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa235/snozberries44/SB%20Fire/DSC00365.jpg


Subject: Re: SB Fire

Written By: snozberries on 11/18/08 at 5:41 pm



a different jungle gym same playground

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa235/snozberries44/SB%20Fire/DSC00370.jpg

Subject: Re: SB Fire

Written By: snozberries on 11/18/08 at 5:42 pm



I took this because it shook me that the bunk bed was still standing... kind of eerie

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa235/snozberries44/SB%20Fire/DSC00373.jpg

Subject: Re: SB Fire

Written By: snozberries on 11/18/08 at 5:43 pm



once house destroyed and one still stands

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa235/snozberries44/SB%20Fire/DSC00374.jpg

Subject: Re: SB Fire

Written By: snozberries on 11/18/08 at 5:44 pm



http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa235/snozberries44/SB%20Fire/DSC00375.jpg

Subject: Re: SB Fire

Written By: snozberries on 11/18/08 at 5:45 pm


Thank you firefighters...

the house next door is completely gone... you can see this house would've gone too if not for the efforts of the fire fighters. 


http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa235/snozberries44/SB%20Fire/DSC00376.jpg

Subject: Re: SB Fire

Written By: CatwomanofV on 11/18/08 at 5:55 pm

The only thing to say is, Wow!  I'm sure the air smells like burnt wood, too.



Cat

Subject: Re: SB Fire

Written By: snozberries on 11/18/08 at 5:56 pm


The only thing to say is, Wow!  I'm sure the air smells like burnt wood, too.



Cat


the air, my apt, my hair, my clothes...can't get away from it.

Subject: Re: SB Fire

Written By: CatwomanofV on 11/18/08 at 5:57 pm


the air, my apt, my hair, my clothes...can't get away from it.





I'm sure. I always loved that smell-as in a fireplace fire, but I'm sure in your case, it would be very sickening.



Cat

Subject: Re: SB Fire

Written By: snozberries on 11/18/08 at 6:04 pm



I'm sure. I always loved that smell-as in a fireplace fire, but I'm sure in your case, it would be very sickening.



Cat



fortunately tho no lives lost....well one man from my street died but he had a lot of ailments and was 98 years old so they can attribute to the fire, stress or just being old...


I just learned that my co-workers house was one of the first to go...had she been home she would not have made it out it went really fast.  :-\\ 


Subject: Re: SB Fire

Written By: thereshegoes on 11/18/08 at 6:34 pm

Just awful :(

I'm glad you're ok,Q.                 

Subject: Re: SB Fire

Written By: snozberries on 11/18/08 at 6:48 pm


Just awful :(

I'm glad you're ok,Q.                 



thanks Diz... can I call you Diz?  ;)

Subject: Re: SB Fire

Written By: ladybug316 on 11/18/08 at 7:44 pm

Horrible  :(  Again, I'm glad you're safe and that you are able to keep your head about you with all the surrounding craziness.

Subject: Re: SB Fire

Written By: Dagwood on 11/18/08 at 7:51 pm

Those pictures are eerie.  I am glad you are ok.

Subject: Re: SB Fire

Written By: snozberries on 11/18/08 at 8:10 pm




A group of 10 18-20yr olds had a bon fire in the mountains. They left the burning embers at 5am Thursday morning. By 545pm we had 70mph winds that whipped through the area causing whatever was still burning  spread and caused the fire.

Subject: Re: SB Fire

Written By: 2kidsami on 11/18/08 at 9:42 pm

Mother Nature can really do some damage, I am glad you and everyone else is alright.... You can buy things, but you can't buy lives :) :) :)

What are the plans for cleanup and rebuilding????  Any relief for people?

Subject: Re: SB Fire

Written By: snozberries on 11/18/08 at 9:55 pm


Mother Nature can really do some damage, I am glad you and everyone else is alright.... You can buy things, but you can't buy lives :) :) :)

What are the plans for cleanup and rebuilding????  Any relief for people?


they are working on relief now.  Today the neighborhood was crawling with Servepro and Service Master vans for clean up and a bunch of contractors trucks, plus services people like gas and electric...

Subject: Re: SB Fire

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 11/21/08 at 2:38 am

incredible, yet sad pics of the fire damage Q. I'm glad you're safe and unharmed.

Subject: Re: SB Fire

Written By: ninny on 11/21/08 at 10:34 am

That's just sad. Hopefully the people can rebuild their lives back. I'm glad that you are OK.

Subject: Re: SB Fire

Written By: snozberries on 11/22/08 at 12:11 pm



thank you both.

Subject: Re: SB Fire

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/22/08 at 12:15 pm

It looks like a disaster area, it must be terrible out there?

Subject: Re: SB Fire

Written By: snozberries on 11/22/08 at 12:34 pm


It looks like a disaster area, it must be terrible out there?


yes it is pretty bad but in the grand scheme of things no lives were lost in the fire (one man 98- my neighbor) died but he was old and had a lot of existing medical issues so its not clear if it was because of the fire or because of his medical issues.

Subject: Re: SB Fire

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/22/08 at 12:41 pm

Are the residents planning to try and move back?

Subject: Re: SB Fire

Written By: snozberries on 11/22/08 at 1:02 pm


Are the residents planning to try and move back?


I don't know what the ones who lost their homes are doing. My co-worker moved to her family's ranch and will look for a new place in January but she was renting so no need for her to rebuild.

Some families just had water damage so they have moved out all the possessions damaged by the water drops. They had large cleaning crews vacuuming the excess water and drying the homes with large fans. These folks will need to replace everything but their homes are intact. I believe the others will rebuild eventually or sell the lot where the home once stood and let someone else build there.

Subject: Re: SB Fire

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/22/08 at 1:13 pm


I don't know what the ones who lost their homes are doing. My co-worker moved to her family's ranch and will look for a new place in January but she was renting so no need for her to rebuild.

Some families just had water damage so they have moved out all the possessions damaged by the water drops. They had large cleaning crews vacuuming the excess water and drying the homes with large fans. These folks will need to replace everything but their homes are intact. I believe the others will rebuild eventually or sell the lot where the home once stood and let someone else build there.


The scorched earth will regrow in time.

Subject: SB Fire May 2009

Written By: snozberries on 05/06/09 at 9:37 pm

Resurrecting this thread with pics of the new fire burning....oh.... I don't know... about a mile from my house.....again!!!



Yeah....that was taken from my backyard

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa235/snozberries44/SB%20Fire/DSC01705-2.jpg



Here's from the front yard

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa235/snozberries44/SB%20Fire/DSC01680-1.jpg



Love the contrast of the skies
http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa235/snozberries44/SB%20Fire/DSC01695-1.jpg




Taken on my drive into work

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa235/snozberries44/SB%20Fire/DSC01725-1.jpg

Subject: Re: SB Fire May 2009

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 05/06/09 at 9:47 pm


Resurrecting this thread with pics of the new fire burning....oh.... I don't know... about a mile from my house.....again!!!



Yeah....that was taken from my backyard

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa235/snozberries44/SB%20Fire/DSC01705-2.jpg



Here's from the front yard

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa235/snozberries44/SB%20Fire/DSC01680-1.jpg



Love the contrast of the skies
http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa235/snozberries44/SB%20Fire/DSC01695-1.jpg




Taken on my drive into work

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa235/snozberries44/SB%20Fire/DSC01725-1.jpg
Q!!! get outta there girl!  dang that's awfully close looking. amazing photos.

Subject: Re: SB Fire May 2009

Written By: snozberries on 05/06/09 at 9:57 pm


Q!!! get outta there girl!  dang that's awfully close looking. amazing photos.


I think I was a photo journalist in a past life....  ;)


can't leave... I'm working- didn't even have time to pack my important stuff...or clothes...or anything  :-\\

Subject: Re: SB Fire

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 05/06/09 at 10:21 pm

Oh my goodness!  Take care of yourself girl.  Hopefully everything will turn out alright for you and your stuff

Subject: Re: SB Fire

Written By: snozberries on 05/06/09 at 10:54 pm


Oh my goodness!  Take care of yourself girl.  Hopefully everything will turn out alright for you and your stuff


Thanks Patty!

Subject: Re: SB Fire

Written By: ladybug316 on 05/07/09 at 1:01 am

Holy crap, Q, not again!!  Please, please stay safe!

Subject: Re: SB Fire

Written By: snozberries on 05/07/09 at 1:17 am


Holy crap, Q, not again!!  Please, please stay safe!


I'm trying to...  ;)

Subject: Re: SB Fire

Written By: Reynolds1863 on 05/07/09 at 12:26 pm

Is it ok if we worry about you a little?  Too late to answer we've started on the worry beads. 

Subject: Re: SB Fire

Written By: CatwomanofV on 05/07/09 at 2:43 pm


Is it ok if we worry about you a little?  Too late to answer we've started on the worry beads. 



I have been worrying ALL day-A LOT!!!!



Cat

Subject: Re: SB Fire

Written By: seamermar on 05/07/09 at 4:02 pm

Q, I just learnt about I get a shiver in my bones.

I worked as wildfire-fighter long ago, and take my words for it, fire and wind are the worst enemies.
You never know where to head. By your impressive pics, you could say danger was near and we can't afford losing our little Goleta's Queen.

I feel worry Snoz, take care, please don't tempt fate, and go away flames.  >:(

Thanks for sharing,

Subject: Re: SB Fire

Written By: snozberries on 05/07/09 at 4:55 pm


Is it ok if we worry about you a little?  Too late to answer we've started on the worry beads. 


As you guys are sweet. Still okay here. Gonna keep worrying till we figure out what the weather is going to do.
Hopefully the winds don't kick up like they expect. 60mph.

If the winds do kick up is it wrong for me to hope they blow the other way?

Subject: Re: SB Fire

Written By: snozberries on 05/07/09 at 4:56 pm



I have been worrying ALL day-A LOT!!!!



Cat


As Cat, you have enough to worry about. I'll be okay - whatever happens.

Subject: Re: SB Fire

Written By: snozberries on 05/07/09 at 5:08 pm


Q, I just learnt about I get a shiver in my bones.

I worked as wildfire-fighter long ago, and take my words for it, fire and wind are the worst enemies.
You never know where to head. By your impressive pics, you could say danger was near and we can't afford losing our little Goleta's Queen.

I feel worry Snoz, take care, please don't tempt fate, and go away flames.  >:(

Thanks for sharing,


Not to worry Paco. I didn't go chasing the fire. I took those from my house.
We still haven't been evacuated. So that's good.

Thanks for your concern.

Subject: Re: SB Fire

Written By: CatwomanofV on 05/07/09 at 5:09 pm


As Cat, you have enough to worry about. I'll be okay - whatever happens.



Carlos says he is going to be fine (thanks to all your good wishes, and he hates country music lol). We are worried that you are going to lose your home. But please know that you are ALWAYS welcomed here.  :)


Sometimes I hate when he stands over me and dictates what to type. lol


Cat

Subject: Re: SB Fire

Written By: snozberries on 05/07/09 at 5:18 pm



Carlos says he is going to be fine (thanks to all your good wishes, and he hates country music lol). We are worried that you are going to lose your home. But please know that you are ALWAYS welcomed here.  :)


Sometimes I hate when he stands over me and dictates what to type. lol


Cat


Turn around and give him a big kiss for me ( but not that kind of kiss  ;) )

Thanks I for the concern and support. It means the world to me.  :-*

Subject: Re: SB Fire

Written By: seamermar on 05/07/09 at 5:25 pm

We are the world Q
I mean people who cares
is there anything else ? ::)

Hey Q, just whispering low  in your ear.....

You know that I always say the truth
You know that I wouldn't be a liar
Girl, if you wanna be  much higher
next time don't light so high your fire.

Morrison could be wrong ...sometimes :) :D

Subject: Re: SB Fire

Written By: snozberries on 05/07/09 at 5:27 pm


We are the world Q
I mean people who cares
is there anything else ? ::)

Hey Q, just whispering low  in your ear.....

next time don't light so high your fire.

Morrison could be wrong ...sometimes :) :D


Um okay.  :D


Now where did I put that Paci to English dictionary.  ;)

Subject: Re: SB Fire

Written By: anabel on 05/07/09 at 5:32 pm

Q!

I didn't know you lived so close to all that!  Be careful!  Remember as long as you and your family are ok, you can always replace "things" later.

But YOU can't be replaced!!

Take care and follow fire dept instructions, ok? And have faith that everything will be ok. 

Try to let us know how you're doing if you do get evacuated!

Hugs to you!

Subject: Re: SB Fire

Written By: snozberries on 05/07/09 at 5:45 pm


Q!

I didn't know you lived so close to all that!  Be careful!  Remember as long as you and your family are ok, you can always replace "things" later.

But YOU can't be replaced!!

Take care and follow fire dept instructions, ok? And have faith that everything will be ok. 

Try to let us know how you're doing if you do get evacuated!

Hugs to you!




Hey anabel a a thanKs. Fortunately I have no family in the area so I don't have to worry about them. 

Usually it's the fire department who follow my instructions.  I'm a dispatcher ;)

I'll be safe. But honestly my stuff is my life. I have nothing else. 

Subject: Re: SB Fire

Written By: Dagwood on 05/07/09 at 6:52 pm

Damn, not again.  Stay safe, Q.

Subject: Re: SB Fire

Written By: snozberries on 05/07/09 at 7:48 pm


FOR MY PEEPS.... NOT ON FACEBOOK..... CAT!  ;)

a friend of a friend took this picture...  its the Santa Barbara Mission...


http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v4346/243/96/3623089/n3623089_42131166_2893275.jpg

Subject: Re: SB Fire

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 05/07/09 at 7:52 pm

I'm thinking of you Q.

Subject: Re: SB Fire

Written By: snozberries on 05/07/09 at 9:24 pm

thanks erin!

Subject: Re: SB Fire

Written By: anabel on 05/08/09 at 6:51 am


Hey anabel a a thanKs. Fortunately I have no family in the area so I don't have to worry about them. 

Usually it's the fire department who follow my instructions.  I'm a dispatcher ;)

I'll be safe. But honestly my stuff is my life. I have nothing else. 



I'm sorry......we're all thinking of you and hoping for the best.  I did know you're a dispatcher, but I didn't know it was for the fire dept.  I feel better knowing that you're in control of the situation now, just keep safe and know we're all here for you.

Subject: Re: SB Fire

Written By: anabel on 05/08/09 at 6:55 am


FOR MY PEEPS.... NOT ON FACEBOOK..... CAT!  ;)

a friend of a friend took this picture...  its the Santa Barbara Mission...


http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v4346/243/96/3623089/n3623089_42131166_2893275.jpg




That is some picture! I wonder if one were taken now of the same spot, what it would be like...all the pics have just been amazing, in a very sad way.  It breaks my heart.

Subject: Re: SB Fire

Written By: snozberries on 05/10/09 at 12:00 pm



I'm sorry......we're all thinking of you and hoping for the best.  I did know you're a dispatcher, but I didn't know it was for the fire dept.  I feel better knowing that you're in control of the situation now, just keep safe and know we're all here for you.


I dispatch Police and Medics. Fire dispatching is handled by another agency but they still respond to stuff because i tell them to  ;)

Subject: Re: SB Fire

Written By: snozberries on 05/10/09 at 12:03 pm


That is some picture! I wonder if one were taken now of the same spot, what it would be like...all the pics have just been amazing, in a very sad way.  It breaks my heart.


Not exactly the same spot but essentially the same angle/background

http://img5.travelblog.org/Photos/18041/335942/t/3025822-Santa-Barbara-Mission-0.jpg

Subject: Re: SB Fire

Written By: CatwomanofV on 05/10/09 at 12:14 pm


FOR MY PEEPS.... NOT ON FACEBOOK..... CAT!  ;)

a friend of a friend took this picture...  its the Santa Barbara Mission...


http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v4346/243/96/3623089/n3623089_42131166_2893275.jpg





That is quite an impressive photo. Did the mission survive?



Cat

Subject: Re: SB Fire

Written By: snozberries on 05/10/09 at 12:18 pm



That is quite an impressive photo. Did the mission survive?



Cat


Yeah I'm pretty sure it did otherwise all we'd see are pictures of it burning  ;)

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