Sunday. November 16th, reporting from Fullerton, California.
8:20 AM - Good morning again, now closely watching lames from Diamond Bar, approaching the 57 freeway.
8:45 AM - red flag air quality warning for all areas of Riverside, LA, and Orange County until 4 PM, avoid vigorous outdoor activity, stay in if you can.
8:50 AM - Brea, east of state college, and north of lambert, 57 freeway has been closed.
8:54 - 91 freeway to the 71 freeway reopened.
9:00 Am 12,600 people evacuated in Anaheim, order has been lifted, at least 8,000 were evacuated yesterday.
more to come...
New video below...
10:54 PM - Just got home from a day at Long Beach. Smoke is bad here in Fullerton. Street lights are reflected by a fog-like layer of smoke. Smell of the fires breaches walls, and it is clear that these wildfires far outreach the sight of the fires.
11:06 - Cal State Fullerton hotline says campus and all classes will be open and functional Monday morning.
the sky is quickly growing Orange in Fullerton California. see the video for an update form 1:15 pm.
The I-5 and 91 freeways have been shut down. State of emergency declared by Claifornia governer Scwarzaneggar, and LA mayor. More updates to come...
1:40 PM -
Evacuation ordered for 3100 homes in the ANAHEIM HILLS AREA. Santa Ana residents are asked to reduce water use drasticaly to help lower pressure areas.
1:45 PM - I've had to now turn the lights on, the house has gone dark due to the thick smoke covering 70% of the South sky.
1:55 PM - Hundreds of people under mandatory evacuation, but no word of an official refude point from these flames, has to be in the making by now.
2:02 PM - The Fullerton sky is brown and orange from the Santa Ana winds and Anaheim hills fire. Fires less than a wuarter mile from the 73 freeway.
2:15 - Black smoke above the Anaheim Hills. Winds there are blowing South. 250 apartments in Anaheim Hills possibly threatened. Create a contingency plan for "in case" situations if you live in a 5 mile radius.
2:20 Anaheim Community Center has been established as an evacuation center, at 250 East Center Street in Anaheim
2:22 - 91 east in anaheim still open, though covered overhead by black smoke
2:24 - Yorba Linda residents may find shelter at Sylmar High School for refuge
2:50 - The north side of Orange county skies are now clearing up. South still raging in Anaheim Hills and dark clouds of smoke.
3:00 PM - Freeway completely closed at Newhall Pass
3:25 PM - Brea fire in two separate places, trying to prevent a merger, air drops being executed.