random facts & news bits:
it's supposed to be crazy hot (90 degrees) and windy today - but not as windy as yesterday.
the fire is 2 1/2 miles from the shore.
For you movie buffs, the news people just mentioned that "scarface" was filmed out where the fire is burning. Also, a local hotel which is near the fire was site for "the postman aways rings twice."
"Publicists for [Rob] Lowe and [Oprah] Winfrey told the AP the celebrities' homes had not been destroyed and neither was staying in the area Thursday night." just in case you were worried about them.
Montecito suffered a major fire in 1977, when more than 200 homes burned. A fire in 1964 burned about 67,000 acres and damaged 150 houses and buildings." - fox news
"Due to the firefighting activities in the area, water reservoirs have dropped to dangerously low levels."
as of last night, at least 2 people had to be helicoptered out to burn centers for treatment.
10 injuries from smoke inhalation
3 burn injuries (1 firefighter and 2 residents)
1,000 firefighters on the front lines.
5,400 residents have been evacuated.
over 100 people slept at the local shelter last night (no celebrities mentioned ;~) ). That's sad to me, b/c that means there are over 100 people who don't have any friends who can house them! :(
Animals Sheltered at Santa Barbara Humane Society:•20 cats, 9 dogs, 1 pig, 4 horses, 11 miscellaneous small animals - just in case you were worried about all the little critters. :)
4 months ago