Wednesday, October 15, 2008

NEW FIRE! Closer To Home. YIKES!

The Porter Ranch, Sesnon fire and Sylmar, Marek fire are 30 ot 50 miles away from us.

We now have a fire about 8 to 10 miles from here. It is along the coast at Point Mugu.
I just heard a radio traffic report that PCH was closed in the area.

Pt Mugu is where the Point Mugu Naval Air Station is located. When they finally get around to using military aircraft in fighting wildfires, Air National Guard C-130 Hercules stationed at "Mugu" get into the action and drop fire retardant.

MY MISTAKE: The Point Mugu C-130s are NOT equipped to fight fires. Other older C-130s come in from other areas when we get miliary support.

Pt Mugu Naval Air Station is the airport President Reagan flew into on his last flight. We watched the plane come in and watched the hearse leave the base taking the President to his final resting place.

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