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I live about 3 miles south of the gate to STT and this is a view from my neighborhood. It's the general vicinity of The Luge. Looks like there's not much left as the fire is coming down the hill.
 

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a friend lives in those houses above whiting. he said that whiting is toast, and the STT/luge is now on fire.

the ocreg story seemed to imply that they are setting backfires above cooks in order to protect live oak/RSM
 

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Whiting Ranch has been reduced to ash by the insidious efforts of some arsonist [email protected]! Not only have hundreds of people been gravely endangered with their property at risk of being destroyed, but countless numbers of wild critters that made Whiting such a special place to ride are now dead and the habitat annihilated :mad: Wildfires reap havoc enough on our state, but arsonists should have an extra special place in H3LL, and a special method for getting there (A Berrett .50)!





Its a just a watermellon and lousy Photoshop work, but the sentiments real!
MAY YOU ROT IN H3LL WHOEVER YOU ARE!
 

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arsonists do have a special place in the cpc california penal code

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AGGRAVATED ARSON - WILLFUL, MALICIOUS INTENT TO CAUSE INJURY TO ONE OR MORE PERSONS, DAMAGE TO PROPERTY, ETC.

bail: $1 Million
 

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As of 9:30 am the water-dropping helicopters are filling up at the Oso resevoir which my housing tract borders and flying over my house every couple minutes. I just looked up at the Santa Ana's and it looks like they are getting it somewhat under control at the moment. They seem to be concentrating their efforts in Live Oak Canyon (the road that leads from Cooks) right now. The firefighters worked their a$$es off thru the night / early morning to save the homes south of there. Next time I see a firefighter, I'm buying him a beer (or 10).
 

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looks like the luge is alright, although I figure the fire, if and when it gets to the luge, will take out the two branches that always hit me in the face near the bottom of the trail. not that I'm hoping for the fire to get that far, though.
 

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tkblazer said:
here is an updated map of the fire, if you click the HYB button and zoom in you can see what parts of STT/Luge have burned

http://www.ocregister.com/article/map-santiago-fire-1902193-orange-county
Everything EAST of Santiago Canyon Road looks okay if I'm looking at this correctly?

I live in Boise, Id, but am familiar with Whiting and the Santa Anas. STT to Old Camp then back down via the Luge is one of my fav rides down there
 

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Looks like the fire is done by STT

From my housing tract it looks like the fire is controlled and heading up the peak. I don't even see any more smoke coming from Live Oak Canyon that I can tell. The helicopters have been filling up all day at the Oso Resevoir (about 100 yards from my house) and flying over the roof tops. Those firefighters are busting their asses!

One of the pics is what I can see of the STT/Luge area from my place.
 

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shmrcksean said:
(the road that leads from Cooks) right now. The firefighters worked their a$$es off thru the night / early morning to save the homes south of there. Next time I see a firefighter, I'm buying him a beer (or 10).
I'm sure there are some good hearted hard working ones, but from what I saw Sunday PM they could have ended it in Irvine if they wanted to. Looked to me like the Fire Authority was to excited to play with thier toys, and earn double time pay. Known more than one firefighter to gloat about making the fat checks from working fires, most younger ones sign up to travel to the regional fires to make the cash. Got a good friend in Silverado almost lost his home/retirement/life... and all of us on two wheels lost a wonderful habitat to explore.
 

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I'm sure there are some good hearted hard working ones, but from what I saw Sunday PM they could have ended it in Irvine if they wanted to. Looked to me like the Fire Authority was to excited to play with thier toys, and earn double time pay. Known more than one firefighter to gloat about making the fat checks from working fires, most younger ones sign up to travel to the regional fires to make the cash. Got a good friend in Silverado almost lost his home/retirement/life... and all of us on two wheels lost a wonderful habitat to explore.
And you are an expert on firefighting and can make a statement like that exactly how? Watch out for the black helicopters..
 

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I'm sure there are some good hearted hard working ones, but from what I saw Sunday PM they could have ended it in Irvine if they wanted to. Looked to me like the Fire Authority was to excited to play with thier toys, and earn double time pay.
I'm a police officer and was actually working Sunday night...standing on Jamboree Rd while my other officer's blocked the road from Tustin Ranch Road on up north. I stood a few feet from the 20ft + high flames as they came down the hill. There were at least 100 firefighters out there and, based on that small area, there was nothing they could have done to stop it other than wait for it to get to the street to burn itself out.

I'm the first one to love getting a fat overtime check but I don't hope for riots, murders or other disasters to make the money. Nor do I sit around and waste time when it does happen. I'm sure none of those guys and gals out there fighting this thing want to be there working for 24 hours straight and getting little sleep on cots while dirty and breathing smoke all night / day long.

Become a volunteer / reserve firefighter or police officer to see how fun it is when you work 24 hours straight. Let's see what you're made of.
 

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Well said shmrcksean! I have several friends who are "Hot Shots" and sure they make big bucks with all the OT, but I know damn well they would rather be home with their families than working 18-20 hours a day. Kudos to all the men & women who put their lives on the line to help get these fires under control.
 
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