Wednesday, October 24, 2007

California Fires Unnatural Disaster

Wildfires in California burning near Santa Clarita seen here, an unnatural disaster as an arson terrorist has now been arrested John Alfred Rund has been identified as one of the suspects for setting fires near San Diego.

As fires continue to rage throughout Southern California, more than 500,000 people from nearly 350,000 homes have been evacuated, over 1,000 homes destroyed by the inferno. 1 person has been killed and 20 injuries have been reported. At least 14 separate fires have been raging from Santa Barbara County to the Mexican Boarder.

The Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center in La Jolla has been evacuated including 125 residents of the Jewish Sea Crest Retirement Village. San Diego has one of the largest concentrations of Jewish communities in Southern California.

As fires continue to ravage the area, officials in San Diego are urging customers to conserve electricity as the power grid is operating at near full capacity, in Topanga-Malibu area where 323 structures have been destroyed, resulting in more than $375 Million Dollars in property damages, city officials have said that fiber optic lines will need to also be replaced.

An FBI Internal Memo from Denver, indicated sometime ago, that a detainee reported to agents that the next terrorist attack on the United States would come in the form of wild fires.

Los Angeles County Fire Inspector Sam Padilla said that he, "...couldn't recall another time when firefighters were called upon to battle so many major fires at once, it's unprecedented."