Our thoughts are with our many friends in Southern California today, where winds up to 100 mph have aggravated fire season, igniting uncontrolled blazes in Malibu, Orange County and the San Diego area. A quarter of a million people have been evacuated from outside San Diego, according to the AP.
Thousands of houses have already burned, and many comics folks are being affected. Scott Dunbier blogs about the hard decisions he has to make as he and his family face evacuation
So far we’ve been lucky. 4000 homes in San Marcos, our town, have been evacuated, including a couple occupied by friends. I don’t believe any have burned. As of right now the fire is not coming closer to us; we’ve gotten no reverse 911 call that instructs residents to get out fast. The smoke is getting closer but the news says the fire in our area has “calmed down.” We’ve packed up important papers, photo albums, artwork, external hard-drive, trying to figure out what are the most important to us. It’s a very slow Sophie’s Choice, picking out what we love and need the most. One I hope we don’t have to make.
Needless to say, this is a choice we hope no one ever has to make. Our continued good thoughts for all involved in this tragedy.