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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

OCFA - Major structure Fire - Condominium fire

Woman Injured In Laguna Woods Condominium Fire

An 82-year-old woman who was trapped in her burning Laguna Woods condominium until she was pulled out by firefighters suffered critical smoke-inhalation injuries Wednesday, while her daughter managed to escape the home with moderate injuries.

The Orange County Fire Authority was called to the single-story condo at
3455 Bahia Blanca West around 9:30 a.m., said OCFA Capt. Greg McKeown.

The woman's 52-year-old daughter was outside the two-bedroom, 1,200-
square-foot end unit, he said.

Firefighters, using thermal-imaging equipment, found the 82-year-old
woman inside the home and got her out just before the fire flashed in the
condo, chasing all firefighters out of the structure, McKeown said.

The women were taken to Saddleback Memorial Medical Center, he said.

The fire was controlled shortly before 10 a.m. One firefighter suffered a wrist burn and also went to the hospital, McKeown said.

The unit was gutted, and the one next to it had smoke damage and a hole
in the roof created by firefighters checking to see that no fire was in the
attic, McKeown said.

Source: CBS@2 - link

LAPD: Suspicious package gets robotic exam

Box forces evacuation at LAPD Harbor Division

The Los Angeles Police Department's Harbor Division was evacuated for nearly three hours Tuesday while the bomb squad investigated a suspicious package.

Officer Ana Aguirre said the call came in just after noon about a box left in the lobby of the station at 221 N. Bayview Ave., Wilmington.

The station was evacuated "as a precaution," Aguirre said, while an X-ray machine on a robot was sent in.

The box's contents were determined to be harmless, and everyone returned just after 2:40 p.m., Aguirre said.

Source: dailybreeze.com - link

MCI KERN COUNTY - MVA 27 INJURED

A runaway truck struck a number of vehicles on the I-5 near the Lebec exit, Wednesday afternoon.

The Kern County Sheriff's Department is on the scene. Authorities are now reporting there have been no fatalities. Approximately 27 people have been injured, according to L.A. County Fire.

According to CHP, the truck may have suffered from brake failure. The vehicles were spread over approximately 1 mile stretch of northbound Interstate 5 between Fort Tejon and Grapevine. The location is near the Lebec exit.

There have been reports the truck hit about seven vehicles, including a passenger van that overturned. The van may have had as many as 15 people on board.

Several air ambulances are on the scene.

The northbound 5 Freeway was shut down due to the accident. However, as of 3:30 p.m., the northbound I-5 was reopened.

Source: abc7.com link

Earthquake: Malibu, Channel Islands - 3.1 M

Malibu, Channel Islands Earthquake Epicenter mapMalibu, Channel Islands Earthquake Epicenter map

Earthquake Details

Magnitude3.1
Date-Time
Location33.943°N, 118.784°W
Depth14 km (8.7 miles)
RegionCHANNEL ISLANDS REGION, CALIFORNIA
Distances
  • 10 km (6 miles) S (183°) from Malibu, CA
  • 22 km (14 miles) S (171°) from Westlake Village, CA
  • 23 km (15 miles) S (185°) from Agoura Hills, CA
  • 29 km (18 miles) SSE (163°) from Thousand Oaks, CA
  • 51 km (32 miles) WSW (256°) from Los Angeles Civic Center, CA
Location Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 0.5 km (0.3 miles); depth +/- 0.7 km (0.4 miles)
ParametersNph=083, Dmin=7 km, Rmss=0.36 sec, Gp= 68°,
M-type=local magnitude (ML), Version=O
Source
Event IDci10368705

Cal Fire/San Luis Obispo County - Strucure fire

Fire destroys home, building

An electrical problem caused a fire that destroyed a residential and commercial building at 406 Aloma Way on the Nipomo Mesa early Monday morning, said a spokeswoman for Cal Fire/San Luis Obispo County Fire Department.

The fire did an estimated $800,000 damage to the 5,000-square-foot building, half of which was a home and half of which was a commercial unit occupied by the Brad Anderson Construction Co. An unidentified civilian suffered first-degree burns over 8 percent of his body and second-degree burns over 1 percent of his body as he was attempting to move items out of the garage, the spokeswoman said.

He was taken to a hospital for treatment by private vehicle.

A firefighter also sustained a minor injury when he stepped on a nail, but he returned to duty, she said.

The fire was reported at 6:36 a.m., and the structure was fully involved when firefighters
arrived at the site off Halcyon Road northeast of Cypress Ridge Golf Course.

Two engines, two support vehicles and a hand crew from Cal Fire/County Fire Department were assisted by one engine each from Arroyo Grande, Oceano and Cal Fire/Pismo Beach fire departments.

The fire was fully extinguished by noon, the spokeswoman said.

Investigators from Cal Fire and Paso Robles Fire Department are investigating the cause, she said.

Source: theadobepress.com - Link

Concord apartment fire fatal for Elderly woman


Elderly woman dies after Concord fire

An elderly woman was killed after she suffered severe burns, and more than a dozen people were displaced in a fire that broke out at an apartment complex Monday afternoon, according to the Contra Costa Fire District.

The second-floor apartment where the fire started was destroyed. Firefighters were able to mostly keep the blaze from affecting other units, though some nearby apartments in the three-story complex sustained smoke damage.

The two-alarm blaze was reported about 12:50 p.m. at the Lake Terrace apartments in the 1700 block of Ellis Street, off Clayton Road. A contingent of at least 30 firefighters had the fire under control by about 1:20 p.m., but not before it displaced 12 adults and

two children, according to American Red Cross spokesman Jim Mallory.

Three people were inside the apartment where the fire originated, fire district spokeswoman Emily Hopkins said. Two of them, a man and a woman, were able to climb down a fire ladder to safety and were unhurt. The third occupant, the elderly woman, had to be carried out by fire personnel and was taken by helicopter to UC Davis Medical Center with severe burns. Her name was not released Monday.

As firefighters worked, several residents sat on a grassy patch in front of the building, which was closed off by police tape.

Neighbor Michael Palmer, a three-year resident of the complex, said that as the woman was carried out of the apartment, he could see she had been burned. He said he was sleeping when he heard screaming, and saw smoke coming from the nearby apartment.

Gaea Haas, a five-year Lake Terrace resident, said she was in her living room when she saw smoke billowing in.

"I went onto the balcony, and all I could see was black smoke," Haas said. "I woke my husband and called 911. Then I started knocking on doors."

Sherry Louie, also a five-year resident of the complex, lives in a unit above the burned apartment and initially thought someone was barbecuing. She said she tried to knock on the door of the burning unit but got no response.

Anxious residents Monday were still waiting to learn the condition of their apartments as fire investigators worked to determine what caused the blaze. A damage estimate was not immediately available.

Source: Contra Costa Times - Elderly woman dies after Concord fire
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This years Clueless award goes to the Concord Police department


Just in time, last minute entry wins the 2008 "Get a Clue" award
Concord Police department is awarded the First annual California Fire News
"Get a clue" trophy
.
Law Enforcement assist with firefighting efforts
Apparently using a 2.5 pound fire extinguisher from a distance on this ripping, working apartment fire yesterday in Concord, A Concord Police departments officer is credited with the departments "Futility" award in conjunction with the First annual California Fire News "Get a clue" trophy.

Update: Reader comment - I believe they are Concord PD,
Firefighters had to yell " Get out of the way"
Apologies to the CoCo Sheriff which was originally credited with this brain fart!

The fire fighters did recover from the inhalation of the dry chemical powder incurred while trying to control induced laughing spasm's...
Possibly due to budget cuts apparently they did not hold hand extinguisher training this year?....
I would love to know what the other LE officer is thinking? I hope he is not a training officer,
And why are they even there? Are they really needed for anything at such an incident? Evacuations would seem to be an idea? traffic control, crowd control anything else but they appear to be just official spectators and in fact by looking at video and pictures might of hampered response by just getting in the way...

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Info: Great photo's at the LAFD Flickr photo stream

Not only great photo's but a breaking news source in it's own right.

Please check out the LAFD's photostream on Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/lafd/


Tire Rupture Prior To FD Arrival

The burning tire ruptured the instant this image was captured by photographer Mike Meadows.
Tire Rupture Prior To FD Arrival by LAFD.
The tire of a burning vehicle ruptures prior to the arrival of Los Angeles Firefighters in North Hollywood, California on December 27, 2008. © Photo by Mike Meadows

LAFD Air Ambulance Airborne

LAFD Air Ambulance Airborne by LAFD.
An eight year-old boy, briefly unconscious after being struck by a vehicle in North Hollywood, California, is airlifted to a pediatric critical care center by Los Angeles Fire Department air ambulance on December 27, 2008. © Photo by Mike Meadows

Prepared for Flight

Prepared for Flight by LAFD.

An eight year-old boy, briefly unconscious after being struck by a vehicle in North Hollywood, California, is airlifted to a pediatric critical care center by Los Angeles Fire Department air ambulance on December 27, 2008. © Photo by Mike Meadows

Related LAFD Alerts: Link

3:51 pm UPDATE: 12900 Sherman Wy* Child in critical condition with head trauma; Destination = Children's Hospital
3:44 pm UPDATE: 12900 Sherman Wy* Corrected LAFD Tac Channel = 18; NFD
3:43 pm 12-27-08 PRELIM: Auto vs. Pedestrian* 12900 Sherman Wy; MAP 532-E4; FS 89;8 y/o male; LAFD air ambulance to land at Sun Valley Middle School; NFD; Ch:8,17 @3:34 PM

AU Fire News: Australian wife ignites husbands crotch

Victim dies twenty days after Adelaide Crotch fire incident, 85% of his body was burned.

Satish Narayan, 47, an engineer, lost his battle to survive at the Royal Adelaide Hospital yesterday, 20 days after sustaining burns to most of his body.

The incident has now been declared a major crime by police and it is likely his wife, Rajini, will face a upgraded charge of manslaughter or murder.

Mrs Narayan had been charged with causing serious harm to her husband, arson and endangering her children.

Police have alleged Narayan's wife doused his genitals with ethanol(methylated spirit) and then set him on fire about 5:30 a.m. on Dec. 7.

It is believed a major blaze was sparked at the couple's townhouse when Narayan jumped out of bed and knocked over the bottle of methylated spirit.

Narayan suffered burns to 85 per cent of his body.

It is believed the Narayans only shifted to Adelaide from Canberra a few months ago, after Mr Narayan landed a job working on the Air Warfare Destroyer project.

Related article: Groin Fire Incident
Source: news.com.au - Link

Nevada derailment: Trains from and to California delayed,

A trestle on the UP main line colapsed this morning at Pallisade Nevada. This will cause train disruptions and rerouting for weeks.

A freight train derailed Saturday in northern Nevada, triggering a bridge collapse and disruptions in rail service on one of the country's main east-west lines, Union Pacific officials said.

The line across northern Nevada connects Oakland, Calif., and Salt Lake City as well as other points east. Amtrak uses the same line, but it was not immediately clear the impact the bridge collapse would have on its California Zephyr service, a spokeswoman said.

Location: Derailment occurred in a remote area along the Humboldt River about 10 miles west of Carlin and 260 miles east of Reno, rail company spokeswoman Zoe Richmond said.

The 102-year-old bridge spanning the river collapsed a couple of hours after the derailment, Richmond said, and railroad officials are unsure how long it'll take to restore it.

"We have crews looking at how to clear the mess," Richmond said. "Any derailment is tough, but we knew this one would be a bit tougher because it involved both a bridge and a derailment."

With the line shut down, Union Pacific's closest alternate east-west lines are located well to the north and south, with one going through Portland, Ore., and the other passing through Las Vegas.

Union Pacific officials said they hope to come up with a plan by Monday on how to deal with the bridge.

Current sizeup: The train was passing westbound through an 875-foot tunnel when the derailment occurred. Three cars derailed inside the tunnel and at least a couple of cars ended up in the river, No injuries reported. Thirteen cars containing grain were involved in the derailment.

Cause: Derailment is under investigation by the rail company.


Earthquake: 4.5 M Baja California , Mexicali


Earthquake Details

Magnitude4.5
Date-Time
Location32.568°N, 115.543°W
Depth10 km (6.2 miles) (poorly constrained)
RegionBAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
Distances
  • 12 km (7 miles) SW (217°) from Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico
  • 13 km (8 miles) SSW (199°) from Calexico, CA
  • 18 km (11 miles) S (184°) from Heber, CA
  • 139 km (86 miles) E (88°) from Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
Location Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 2.9 km (1.8 miles); depth +/- 31.6 km (19.6 miles)
ParametersNph=040, Dmin=19 km, Rmss=0.91 sec, Gp=184°,
M-type=local magnitude (ML), Version=Q
Source
Event IDci10368325

Saturday, December 27, 2008

LACFD: Funeral notice: STEVE HERMAN FFS



FUNERAL NOTICE FOR FIRE FIGHTER SPECIALIST STEVE HERMAN, LACoFD CAMP FOREMAN, CAMP 19 AIR AND WILDLAND DIVISION

Fire Fighter Specialist Steve Herman, Los Angeles County Fire Department Camp Foreman, Camp 19, Air and Wildland Division, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Sunday, December 21, 2008, at approximately 2050 hrs and at the age of 48.
Fire Fighter Specialist Herman has served our Department and the citizens of Los Angeles County for more than 28 years. Fire Fighter Specialist Herman’s dedication will be sorely missed.

FFS Steve "Pee-Wee" Herman (Camp 19 Foreman) leaves behind a wife and 2 teenage children. Keep him and his family in your thoughts and prayers.

A flag raising ceremony will be held on Monday, December 29, 2008, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at: Camp 19 22550 East Fork Road Azusa, CA 91702-1401

A celebration of life service will be held on Tuesday, December 30, 2008, beginning at 11:00 a.m. at: St. Dorothy Catholic Church 241 South Valley Center Boulevard Glendora, CA 91741

Donations: In lieu of flowers, donations are welcome and may be sent to: City of Hope Attention: Central Processing 1500 E. Duarte Road Duarte, CA 91010 (On checks please note: In honor of Steve Herman. Please use for Pancreatic Cancer Research)
Cards and letters are welcome and may be sent to: Laura Herman 4680 Cooper Road La Verne, CA 91750 Your thoughts and prayers are greatly appreciated by the entire family. If you have any questions, please contact the Chaplains’ Office at (323) 881-2427.

More info:FFS Steve Herman 1014.org

Friday, December 26, 2008

SAR: LAFD - Avenida Oriente Fire Rd - DOA

Rescue / Recovery - Adult male hiker declared dead at scene
A man has collapsed and died while hiking in Topanga State Park.

Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said it took firefighters nearly 45 minutes to find the man because of darkness and heavy brush.
Humphrey said when rescuers reached the man he was unconscious.
Rescuers tried to revive him but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
The cause of death is under investigation.

Update: Authorities today identified a Northridge man who died after being found unconscious in Topanga State Park, a coroner's spokeswoman said.
Israel J Franco Bernabel, 67, of Northridge, died at the scene, said coroner's spokeswoman Kelly Yagerlenen.
An autopsy was pending to determine the cause of death, Yagerlenen said.
Update: 1803 hrs - Adult male hiker (unk age) declared dead at scene; Humphrey said the man was fully clothed with no obvious signs of trauma. Cause & manner of death to be determined by Coroner.
Update: 1800hrs - Patient found by LAFD copter; Now being assessed by LAFD ground crews

Location: 18237 Mulholland Dr; MAP 590-H1; FS 109;
IA: 17:12hrs - Unconscious male hiker on remote Avenida Oriente Fire Rd; LAFD air & ground responders still searching; woman called 911 shortly after 5 p.m. Friday to report that her male companion had collapsed while they were hiking near the Avenida Oriente Fire road. ;
Comms: Ch:8,17
LAFD Alerts - Link

Covina Massacre: Ninth Body recovered

Santa gunman was in bitter divorce, lost job

Santa Gunman used four guns, improvised flamethrower/Fuel-air bomb, racing fuel, black powder bombs. Described as a church going friendly nice guy...Ushered the Children's Christmas Mass earlier in the evening...Told neighbor he was on the way to a Christmas party...

COVINA, Calif. — A man who carried out a Christmas Eve massacre in a Santa suit at the home of his former in-laws apparently shot some of the nine victims execution-style and committed suicide rather than fleeing to Canada only after accidentally burning himself when fuel he sprayed in the home blew up, police said Friday.

Emerging details indicated Bruce Jeffrey Pardo, 45, devised an extensive plan to destroy his ex-wife's family after a costly divorce that was finalized earlier in the week, just months after losing his aerospace job.

Police said Pardo had no criminal record or history of violence, and neighbors and others knew him as a friendly man who walked his dog and was a volunteer usher at his parish church.

No bodies were identified because of charring, but police Lt. Tim Doonan said all were Pardo's former relatives. He declined to say whether his ex-wife and her parents were among them, but said they were unaccounted for.

Armed with four guns, wearing the Santa suit and carrying the fuel-spraying device wrapped like a present, Pardo showed up at the home at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday as a party of about 25 people was under way.

Police Chief Kim Raney said Pardo fired a shot into the face of an 8-year-old girl who answered the door and at first fired indiscriminately, then apparently targeted relatives of his ex-wife as other guests fled.

"There's some information that he stood over them and shot them execution-style," Raney said.

Pardo retreated to the front door and retrieved a device that mixed carbon dioxide or oxygen with high-octane racing fuel. Fleeing guests saw him spraying the fuel inside the house when the vapor was ignited, possibly by a pilot light or a candle, and exploded.

"Mr. Pardo was severely injured during that explosion," Raney said. "He suffered third-degree burns on both arms and it also appears that the Santa Claus suit that he was wearing did melt onto his body."

Pardo was able to drive to his brother's home in the Sylmar area of Los Angeles, broke in and shot himself in the head. His brother discovered the body early Thursday. Pardo had airline tickets to Canada and $17,000 in cash on his body, some attached to his legs with Saran Wrap and some in a girdle, the chief said.

Before the suicide, Pardo used remnants of the Santa suit to booby-trap his rental car to explode, the chief said.

Raney said Pardo wired the suit so when it was lifted it "would pull a trip wire or a switch, ignite a flare inside the car that would then ignite black powder and he had several hundred rounds of handgun ammunition inside the car."

The device went off as detectives worked to disarm it Thursday but no one was hurt.

A search of Pardo's own home in Montrose, a suburb northeast of Los Angeles, turned up racing fuel, five empty boxes for high-powered semi-automatic handguns and two high-powered shotguns.

Court records show Pardo's ex-wife Sylvia Pardo, 43, filed for a dissolution of marriage on March 24, 2008, and they were legally separated after about two years of marriage. The two reached a settlement on Dec. 18.

Bruce Pardo owed her $10,000 as part of the settlement, according to court documents that detailed a bitter split. He also lost a dog he doted upon and did not get back a valuable wedding ring.

"No counseling or delay could help restore this marriage," the settlement stated. "There are irreconcilable differences which have led to the complete breakdown of the marriage."

Bruce Pardo had been employed at ITT Electronic Systems, Radar Systems, in Van Nuys from February 2005 to July 2008, according to court documents. He worked as an engineer at Northrop Grumman for five months in 2005, said spokesman Tom Henson, who did not know if Pardo was a regular employee or contractor there.

Bruce Pardo wrote in a legal declaration that he was laid off in July and had been denied state unemployment payments in August. He said he was "desperately seeking" work with many companies.

"I was not given a severance package from my last employer at termination and I am not receiving any other income. I am desperately seeking work and have since applied to many companies, resulting in several job interviews," he wrote. "I ask for support just until I gain employment."

Bruce Pardo complained in a court declaration that Sylvia Pardo was living with her parents, not paying rent, and had spent lavishly on a luxury car, gambling trips to Las Vegas, meals at fine restaurants, massages and golf lessons.

Documents show Bruce Pardo got their house, which was valued at more than a half-million dollars, but the couple only had $106,000 in equity in it. The mortgage was $2,700 a month, a declaration said.

He complained in a filing that he had monthly expenses of $8,900 and ran a monthly deficit of $2,678.

In June, the court ordered him to pay $1,785 a month in spousal support and put him on a payment plan of $450 a month for $3,570 that was unpaid.

His attorney, Stanley Silver, told The Associated Press his client had trouble making the support payments after he lost his job in July, but spousal support was waived in the settlement last week. Bruce Pardo was trying to pay the $10,000 to finalize the divorce proceedings, Silver said, and he never showed any anger or instability.

"All of my dealings with him were always pleasant and cheerful," said Silver, who heard from him last on Tuesday.

David Salgado, a neighbor, said he saw the 8-year-old victim being escorted to an ambulance by four SWAT officers as fire devoured the house. He identified the owners of the home as Sylvia Pardo's parents, Joseph and Alicia Ortega.

"It was really ugly," Salgado said.

Another neighbor, Louis Velarde, said he opened his home to a young man in his 20s who had fled the house. The man told Velarde that his uncle had shown up in a Santa Claus suit and shot the family.

Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center spokeswoman Adelaida De La Cerda said the 8-year-old girl who was shot in the face was released from the hospital Friday. Her mother had been at the hospital and was "extremely traumatized," De La Cerda said.

Her cousin, a 16-year-old girl brought in for observation, had superficial injuries and was released Thursday. The teenager's mother was Bruce Pardo's ex-wife, De La Cerda said.

When the fire was extinguished early Thursday, officers found three charred bodies in the living room area. Investigators found five more bodies amid the ashes later in the day. Coroner's Lt. Larry Dietz said a ninth body was found Friday morning.

Police found two handguns at the home of Pardo's brother, and two more in the Covina home. All were empty.

Friends and neighbors described Bruce Pardo as a cheerful man who seemed upbeat and doted on a big, brown Akita he owned with his former wife. He stood more than 6 feet tall and was always gentle and kind, said Jan Detanna, head usher at the Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Montrose, where Pardo volunteered.

Detanna said Pardo signed up to usher during the Christmas Eve service and always volunteered as an usher at the 5:30 p.m. Sunday service - the children's Mass.

"He was very outgoing, he was very friendly. He always greeted you with a smile, he was a pretty big guy and had a firm handshake," said Detanna, who didn't know Pardo was going through a divorce. "It's a shock to everybody that knew him. You just don't know what's going on sometimes."

Pardo's neighbor, George Tataje, 39, said his dog and Pardo's Akita would play together at a park but he didn't speak to him much. Other neighbors frequently saw him working on his lawn and walking his dog.

At his home in Montrose, Christmas lights decorated the roof and plastic nutcracker soldiers and striped candy canes were attached to a fence that edged a neatly trimmed lawn.

A black Cadillac Escalade and a white Hummer were parked in the driveway.

Bong Garcia, another of Pardo's next-door neighbors, told the Los Angeles Times he saw Pardo between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. Christmas Eve and spoke briefly to him. Pardo told him he was on his way to a Christmas party, Garcia said.

Source: Modesto Bee - Link
Associated Press writers Daisy Nguyen, Anthony McCartney, Shaya Tayefe Mohajer, Robert Jablon and Gillian Flaccus in Los Angeles and Solvej Schou in Montrose contributed to this report.

4.5 quake rattles Quincy in Northern California



Magnitude4.5
Date-Time
Location39.952°N, 120.877°W
Depth3 km (1.9 miles)
RegionNORTHERN CALIFORNIA
Distances
  • 3 km (2 miles) NE (55°) from East Quincy, CA
  • 6 km (4 miles) ENE (74°) from Quincy, CA
  • 8 km (5 miles) NW (306°) from Spring Garden, CA
  • 55 km (34 miles) SSW (201°) from Susanville, CA
  • 163 km (102 miles) NNE (18°) from Sacramento, CA
Location Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 0.2 km (0.1 miles); depth +/- 0.8 km (0.5 miles)
ParametersNST=197, Nph=197, Dmin=10 km, Rmss=0.29 sec, Gp= 58°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=3
Source
Event IDnc51213957

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Technical Rescue: San Diego Fire-Rescue

SAN DIEGO -- Border Patrol agents searching an underground drainage channel in the Tijuana River Valley Wednesday found a badly injured man who may have been left for dead by a group of fellow illegal immigrants.

The federal personnel decided to walk through the runoff channel just north of the U.S.-Mexico line after detaining six suspected undocumented immigrants in the area shortly before dawn, authorities said.

Reaching a spot near the bottom of a 30-foot-deep vertical drainage pipe around noon, they found the 50-year-old injured man, who was slipping in and out of consciousness, Border Patrol Agent Jerry Conlin said.

The federal agency notified the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department, which sent in crews to rescue the man.

Firefighters removed a grating covering the shaft, and then lowered several crew members into the culvert, SDFRD spokesman Maurice Luque said.

The personnel evaluated the man and loaded him onto a stretcher. Crews then hoisted him to the surface and put him in an ambulance, which took him to a waiting emergency-services helicopter.

The aircraft flew the man to UCSD Medical Center in Hillcrest for treatment of apparently extensive injuries, according to Luque.

It was unclear how the man had gotten hurt, the spokesman said.

The agents who found him only did so because they "took it upon themselves" to search the runoff channel, Conlin said.

"It's not something they would normally do," he said.

Authorities suspect that the injured man had been left behind by the suspected illegal immigrants arrested earlier in the day, according to Conlin.

Source: News10 - Link

1 dead, 6 injured - Home explosion - Gas leak

Man Dies From Injuries In Rancho Cordova Explosion
Five Others Injured In the Massive Blast
1 dead, 4 People In Critical Condition

HOME EXPLODES IN RANCHO CORDOVA

Wilbert "Bill" Paana, who officials say was in his early 70s, died from injuries sustained in the massive blast. Earlier reports said he suffered a severe abdominal wound.

Paana and two of his family members were transported to the University of California, Davis medical complex in critical condition after the explosion, according to hospital spokeswoman Phyllis Brown. The other two family members injured in the blast have been identified as Kim Dickson, a woman in her mid-40s, and 17-year-old Sunny Dickson.

Charred remnants were all that remained of the house near on Paiute Way, which sat at the end of a cul-de-sac beside a busy highway. Debris littered the street after house was destroyed by a fireball witnesses said climbed four stories high.

Homes on either side of the leveled home also were damaged.

Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District spokesman Christian Pebbles said officials believe the explosion was caused by a natural gas leak, prompting them to briefly evacuate 30 to 40 nearby homes.

"One house is completely destroyed, just devastated. Both the other ones have major, major damage," Pebbles said.

John Turner, who lives in a duplex about two blocks from the leveled home, said he heard "a big boom" shortly after 1:30 p.m.

"It sounded like something had fallen on my roof," he said in a telephone interview. "I saw flames about as high as the house next door ... the smoke was billowing from that area."

Turner said he saw two PG&E trucks near the explosion site when he walked out of his house.

Neighbors told CBS station KOVR-TV in Sacramento that they had reported the gas leak to PG&E Tuesday night, but spokesman Brian Swanson said they had not confirmed that anyone had called before Wednesday morning, when crews began investigating the leak.

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. crews had been called to the street earlier in the day after someone reported smelling gas and were on scene when the home exploded.

A utility worker who was standing in the street at the time of the blast was injured and hospitalized with slight burns to the hand and cuts to the head, Swanson said.

Another utility worker had been in the neighborhood all morning investigating the report of a natural gas smell, he said. She was replaced in the afternoon by the employee who was injured.

A firefighter was taken to Mercy San Juan Medical Center after suffering from smoke inhalation and has been released.

Sources: CBS2 - Link,
CBS13-
Link
More photos: at CBS 2 - Link

CA: Merry Christmas IC - Happy Holidays


Merry Christmas from California Fire News

To all our readers,
A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS to all,
and have a wonderful holiday season.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

CALIFORNIA SNOW DEPTH MAP - GOOGLE EARTH KMZ

Who might have a "white Christmas"? Find out here: PNG or KMZ

National Snow Headlines

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Snow Model Status: The model is up, running, and current. Weather Headlines
  • Moderate freezing rain and snowfall occurred in the southern Great Lakes on Tuesday
  • Heavy snowfall occurred in the Southwest yesterday
  • Widespread heavy snowfall likely in the West through Friday
Who might have a "white Christmas"? Snow Reports:
Metric Units...
Station IDNameElevation
(feet)
Snowfall
(in)
Duration
(hours)
Report Date / Time(UTC)
HOWO3HOWARD PRAIRIE DAM45674.200242008-12-23 16
COPC1COPCO NO 1 DAM26802.000242008-12-23 21
YKAC1YREKA50921.700242008-12-23 16
4462C_MADISYREKA 0.9 WNW, CA34091.300242008-12-23 15
1385O_MADISASHLAND 1 E, OR18861.200242008-12-23 16
HPYC1HAPPY CAMP RS11191.000242008-12-23 16
MHSC1MT SHASTA35891.000242008-12-23 07
1393O_MADISJACKSONVILLE 10 S, OR18830.700242008-12-23 15
4104C_MADISWEED 5.4 N, CA30610.700242008-12-23 15
1388O_MADISASHLAND 1 SE, OR19290.500242008-12-23 16

Note: these data are unofficial and provisional.
Zip codes (where available) of observations will be included in text files after October 7, 2008.

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HIGH WIND WARNING - FLOOD WATCH & HIGH SURF

HIGH WIND WARNING - FLOOD WATCH - HIGH SURF

FLOOD WATCH SIGNSTRENGTHENING STORM FRONT WILL BRING WINTER WEATHER AND LOCALIZED COASTAL FLOODING EXPECTED CHRISTMAS EVE THROUGH CHRISTMAS NIGHT.

A COASTAL FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS FAVORABLE FOR FLOODING ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP. COASTAL RESIDENTS SHOULD BE ALERT FOR LATER STATEMENTS OR WARNINGS...AND TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT PROPERTY.

Description: IN ADDITION TO THE WINTER WEATHER...ENORMOUS SURF WILL POUND THE SHORES. BREAKERS OF 30 TO 35 FEET COMBINED WITH A 7.4 FOOT HIGH TIDE MAY PRODUCE LOCALIZED COASTAL FLOODING. THE STORM WILL NOT GENERATE THE WINDS TO SUPPORT WIDESPREAD FLOODING...BUT AREAS PRONE TO COASTAL FLOODING MAY BE AFFECTED BY RISING WATER.

Instructions:A PACIFIC STORM WILL BRING COLD AND WET WEATHER CHRISTMAS EVE THROUGH CHRISTMAS NIGHT. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE AND SOME OF THE HEAVIER RAIN SHOWERS MAY CONTAIN SMALL HAIL. THE ROADWAYS MAY BECOME ICY AS THE TEMPERATURES COOL CHRISTMAS NIGHT. IF ENCOUNTERING HAIL OR ICE... SLOW DOWN GRADUALLY. SUDDEN BRAKING CAN CAUSE YOUR CAR TO SPIN OUT OF CONTROL.

AHIGH WIND SIGN WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT: A STRENGTHENING STORM SYSTEM IN THE EASTERN PACIFIC WILL APPROACH THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA COAST TODAY. STRONG SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS WILL DEVELOP IN ADVANCE OF THE COLD FRONT...WITH THE STRONGEST WINDS EXPECTED IN THE MOUNTAINS...WHERE WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH ARE EXPECTED. HIGH WIND WARNINGS ARE IN EFFECT FOR THE MOUNTAINS OF SANTA BARBARA AND SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTIES THROUGH TONIGHT. ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES... DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH ARE ALSO EXPECTED...BUT THOSE HAZARDS ARE COVERED UNDER THE WINTER STORM WARNING THAT IS IN EFFECT FOR THOSE AREAS

WIND ADVISORY IS CANCELLED FOR THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY Actual/Future/Severe/Possible
WEST CENTRAL SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY-EAST CENTRAL SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY-SOUTHWESTERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY-SOUTHEASTERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY-
Cancel sent at 09:33 PST on 2008-12-24
HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM PST THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE TONIGHT Actual/Future/Severe/Possible
SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS RECREATIONAL AREA-
Update sent at 09:25 PST on 2008-12-24
WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 AM PST THURSDAY Actual/Future/Severe/Possible
CATALINA ISLAND-
Update sent at 09:25 PST on 2008-12-24
WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 AM PST THURSDAY Actual/Future/Severe/Possible
SANTA CLARITA VALLEY-
Update sent at 09:25 PST on 2008-12-24
WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 AM PST THURSDAY Actual/Future/Severe/Possible
LOS ANGELES COUNTY SAN FERNANDO VALLEY-LOS ANGELES COUNTY SAN GABRIEL VALLEY-
Update sent at 09:25 PST on 2008-12-24
WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 AM PST THURSDAY Actual/Future/Severe/Possible
LOS ANGELES COUNTY COAST INCLUDING DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES-
Update sent at 09:25 PST on 2008-12-24
WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 3 AM PST THURSDAY Actual/Future/Severe/Possible
VENTURA COUNTY COAST-VENTURA COUNTY INTERIOR VALLEYS-VENTURA COUNTY COASTAL VALLEYS-
Update sent at 09:25 PST on 2008-12-24
WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT PST TONIGHT Actual/Future/Severe/Possible
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY SOUTH COAST-
Update sent at 09:25 PST on 2008-12-24
WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT PST TONIGHT Actual/Future/Severe/Possible
CUYAMA VALLEY-
Update sent at 09:25 PST on 2008-12-24
WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT PST TONIGHT Actual/Future/Severe/Possible
SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY INTERIOR VALLEYS-
Update sent at 09:25 PST on 2008-12-24
WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT PST TONIGHT Actual/Future/Severe/Possible
SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY CENTRAL COAST-SANTA BARBARA COUNTY CENTRAL COAST-SANTA YNEZ VALLEY-
Update sent at 09:25 PST on 2008-12-24
DAMAGING WINDS TO AFFECT PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA TODAY INTO TONIGHT Actual/Immediate/Severe/Likely
SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY MOUNTAINS-SANTA BARBARA COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
Update sent at 09:25 PST on 2008-12-24
WIND ADVISORY IS CANCELLED Actual/Future/Severe/Possible
SOUTHERN SACRAMENTO VALLEY-CARQUINEZ STRAIT AND DELTA-NORTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY-
Cancel sent at 08:27 PST on 2008-12-24
WINTER WEATHER AND LOCALIZED COASTAL FLOODING EXPECTED CHRISTMAS EVE THROUGH CHRISTMAS NIGHT Actual/Future/Unknown/Possible
MENDOCINO COAST-
Alert sent at 07:28 PST on 2008-12-24
WINTER WEATHER AND LOCALIZED COASTAL FLOODING EXPECTED CHRISTMAS EVE THROUGH CHRISTMAS NIGHT Actual/Future/Unknown/Possible
REDWOOD COAST-
Alert sent at 07:28 PST on 2008-12-24
FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE RECENT BURN AREAS FROM 4 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING Actual/Future/Severe/Possible
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
Update sent at 05:47 PST on 2008-12-24
FLASH FLOODING POSSIBLE FOR THE RECENT BURN AREAS OF SANTA BARBARA... VENTURA... AND LOS ANGELES COUNTIES BELOW 6000 FEET TODAY THROUGH THURSDAY Actual/Future/Severe/Possible
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
Update sent at 05:47 PST on 2008-12-24
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 4 PM PST THURSDAY Actual/Future/Severe/Possible
NORTHEAST FOOTHILLS/SACRAMENTO VALLEY-MOTHERLODE-INCLUDING THE CITIES OF... PARADISE... GRASS VALLEY... JACKSON
Update sent at 05:32 PST on 2008-12-24
MORE WINTER WEATHER TO AFFECT THE REGION LATE TONIGHT THROUGH CHRISTMAS DAY Actual/Future/Severe/Possible
SHASTA LAKE AREA / NORTHERN SHASTA COUNTY-BURNEY BASIN / EASTERN SHASTA COUNTY-MOUNTAINS SOUTHWESTERN SHASTA COUNTY TO NORTHERN LAKE COUNTY-WESTERN PLUMAS COUNTY/LASSEN PARK-WEST SLOPE NORTHERN SIERRA NEVADA-INCLUDING THE CITIES OF... SHASTA DAM ... BURNEY... ALDER SPRINGS... CHESTER... QUINCY... BLUE CANYON
Update sent at 05:32 PST on 2008-12-24
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 4 PM PST THURSDAY Actual/Future/Severe/Possible
NORTHEAST FOOTHILLS/SACRAMENTO VALLEY-MOTHERLODE-INCLUDING THE CITIES OF... PARADISE... GRASS VALLEY... JACKSON
Update sent at 05:27 PST on 2008-12-24
MORE WINTER WEATHER TO AFFECT THE REGION LATE TONIGHT THROUGH CHRISTMAS DAY Actual/Future/Severe/Possible
SHASTA LAKE AREA / NORTHERN SHASTA COUNTY-BURNEY BASIN / EASTERN SHASTA COUNTY-MOUNTAINS SOUTHWESTERN SHASTA COUNTY TO NORTHERN LAKE COUNTY-WESTERN PLUMAS COUNTY/LASSEN PARK-WEST SLOPE NORTHERN SIERRA NEVADA-INCLUDING THE CITIES OF... SHASTA DAM ... BURNEY... ALDER SPRINGS... CHESTER... QUINCY... BLUE CANYON
Update sent at 05:27 PST on 2008-12-24
WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST THURSDAY Actual/Immediate/Severe/Observed
WESTERN SISKIYOU COUNTY-INCLUDING THE CITIES OF... ETNA... FORT JONES... GREENVIEW
Update sent at 05:27 PST on 2008-12-24
WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON Actual/Immediate/Severe/Observed
CENTRAL SISKIYOU COUNTY-SOUTH CENTRAL SISKIYOU COUNTY-NORTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST SISKIYOU COUNTY-NORTHEAST SISKIYOU AND NORTHWEST MODOC COUNTIES-MODOC COUNTY-INCLUDING THE CITIES OF... YREKA... WEED... MOUNT SHASTA... DUNSMUIR... MCCLOUD... TENNANT... TULELAKE... DORRIS... ALTURAS
Update sent at 05:27 PST on 2008-12-24
WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON Actual/Immediate/Severe/Observed
CENTRAL SISKIYOU COUNTY-SOUTH CENTRAL SISKIYOU COUNTY-NORTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST SISKIYOU COUNTY-NORTHEAST SISKIYOU AND NORTHWEST MODOC COUNTIES-MODOC COUNTY-INCLUDING THE CITIES OF... YREKA... WEED... MOUNT SHASTA... DUNSMUIR... MCCLOUD... TENNANT... TULELAKE... DORRIS... ALTURAS
Update sent at 05:18 PST on 2008-12-24
WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST THURSDAY Actual/Immediate/Severe/Observed
WESTERN SISKIYOU COUNTY-INCLUDING THE CITIES OF... ETNA... FORT JONES... GREENVIEW
Alert sent at 05:18 PST on 2008-12-24
HIGH SURF WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM THURSDAY TO 9 AM PST FRIDAY Actual/Immediate/Severe/Observed
REDWOOD COAST-MENDOCINO COAST-
Update sent at 05:17 PST on 2008-12-24
WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO 9 PM PST THURSDAY FOR THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY Actual/Future/Severe/Possible
WEST CENTRAL SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY-EAST CENTRAL SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY-SOUTHWESTERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY-SOUTHEASTERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY-
Update sent at 04:39 PST on 2008-12-24
WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND GUSTY WINDS NOW IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 4 PM PST THURSDAY FOR THE SOUTHERN SIERRA NEVADA AND TEHACHAPI MOUNTAINS Actual/Immediate/Severe/Observed
KERN COUNTY MOUNTAINS-SIERRA NEVADA FROM YOSEMITE TO KINGS CANYON-TULARE COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
Alert sent at 04:23 PST on 2008-12-24
WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FOR THE HIGHER MOUNTAINS OF VENTURA AND LOS ANGELES COUNTIES Actual/Immediate/Severe/Observed
VENTURA COUNTY MOUNTAINS-LOS ANGELES COUNTY MOUNTAINS EXCLUDING THE SANTA MONICA RANGE-
Alert sent at 04:23 PST on 2008-12-24
HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE TONIGHT Actual/Future/Severe/Possible
SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS RECREATIONAL AREA-
Update sent at 04:23 PST on 2008-12-24
WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 AM PST THURSDAY Actual/Future/Severe/Possible
CATALINA ISLAND-
Alert sent at 04:23 PST on 2008-12-24
WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 AM PST THURSDAY Actual/Future/Severe/Possible
SANTA CLARITA VALLEY-
Alert sent at 04:23 PST on 2008-12-24
WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 AM PST THURSDAY Actual/Future/Severe/Possible
LOS ANGELES COUNTY SAN FERNANDO VALLEY-LOS ANGELES COUNTY SAN GABRIEL VALLEY-
Alert sent at 04:22 PST on 2008-12-24
WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 AM PST THURSDAY Actual/Future/Severe/Possible
LOS ANGELES COUNTY COAST INCLUDING DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES-
Alert sent at 04:22 PST on 2008-12-24
WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 3 AM PST THURSDAY Actual/Future/Severe/Possible
VENTURA COUNTY COAST-VENTURA COUNTY INTERIOR VALLEYS-VENTURA COUNTY COASTAL VALLEYS-
Alert sent at 04:22 PST on 2008-12-24
WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO MIDNIGHT PST TONIGHT Actual/Future/Severe/Possible
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY SOUTH COAST-
Alert sent at 04:22 PST on 2008-12-24
WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO MIDNIGHT PST TONIGHT Actual/Future/Severe/Possible
CUYAMA VALLEY-
Alert sent at 04:22 PST on 2008-12-24
WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO MIDNIGHT PST TONIGHT Actual/Future/Severe/Possible
SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY INTERIOR VALLEYS-
Alert sent at 04:22 PST on 2008-12-24
WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO MIDNIGHT PST TONIGHT Actual/Future/Severe/Possible
SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY CENTRAL COAST-SANTA BARBARA COUNTY CENTRAL COAST-SANTA YNEZ VALLEY-
Alert sent at 04:22 PST on 2008-12-24
DAMAGING WINDS TO AFFECT PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA TODAY INTO TONIGHT Actual/Immediate/Severe/Likely
SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY MOUNTAINS-SANTA BARBARA COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
Update sent at 04:22 PST on 2008-12-24
STRONG AND GUSTY SOUTHEAST WINDS ARE EXPECTED FROM 4 AM TO 12 NOON TODAY Actual/Immediate/Severe/Likely
SAN FRANCISCO-COASTAL NORTH BAY... INCLUDING POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE-NORTH BAY MOUNTAINS-SAN FRANCISCO BAY SHORELINE-SAN FRANCISCO PENINSULA COAST-EAST BAY HILLS AND DIABLO RANGE-SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS-SANTA LUCIA MOUNTAINS AND LOS PADRES NATIONAL FOREST-NORTHERN SALINAS VALLEY... HOLLISTER VALLEY... AND CARMEL VALLEY-NORTHERN MONTEREY BAY-SOUTHERN MONTEREY BAY AND BIG SUR COAST-
Update sent at 04:19 PST on 2008-12-24
WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 4 PM PST THURSDAY Actual/Immediate/Severe/Observed
EASTERN SIERRA SLOPES-INCLUDING THE CITIES OF... ASPENDELL... MT WHITNEY
Update sent at 04:19 PST on 2008-12-24
WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON Actual/Future/Severe/Possible
SOUTHERN SACRAMENTO VALLEY-CARQUINEZ STRAIT AND DELTA-NORTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY-
Update sent at 04:13 PST on 2008-12-24
WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 12 PM PST THURSDAY Actual/Immediate/Severe/Observed
MONO-INCLUDING THE CITIES OF... BRIDGEPORT... COLEVILLE... LEE VINING... MAMMOTH LAKES
Update sent at 04:03 PST on 2008-12-24
WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 12 PM PST THURSDAY Actual/Immediate/Severe/Observed
GREATER LAKE TAHOE AREA-INCLUDING THE CITIES OF... SOUTH LAKE TAHOE... TAHOE CITY... TRUCKEE... MARKLEEVILLE... GLENBROOK... INCLINE VILLAGE
Update sent at 04:03 PST on 2008-12-24
WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM PST THURSDAY Actual/Immediate/Severe/Observed
SURPRISE VALLEY CALIFORNIA-NORTHERN WASHOE COUNTY-INCLUDING THE CITIES OF... CEDARVILLE... EAGLEVILLE... FORT BIDWELL... EMPIRE... GERLACH
Update sent at 04:03 PST on 2008-12-24
WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM PST THURSDAY Actual/Immediate/Severe/Observed
LASSEN-EASTERN PLUMAS-EASTERN SIERRA COUNTIES-INCLUDING THE CITIES OF... PORTOLA... SUSANVILLE... WESTWOOD... SIERRAVILLE
Update sent at 04:03 PST on 2008-12-24
FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON Actual/Future/Severe/Possible
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA
Update sent at 03:51 PST on 2008-12-24
FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON FOR THE BURN AREAS Actual/Future/Severe/Possible
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA
Update sent at 03:51 PST on 2008-12-24
FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING BELOW 6000 FEET Actual/Future/Severe/Possible
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA
Update sent at 03:51 PST on 2008-12-24
FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING BELOW 6000 FEET Actual/Future/Severe/Possible
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA
Update sent at 03:51 PST on 2008-12-24
FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY FOR THE MOUNTAINS BELOW 6000 FEET AND FOR BURN AREAS IN COASTAL AND VALLEY AREAS Actual/Future/Severe/Possible
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA
Update sent at 03:51 PST on 2008-12-24
WINTER STORMS TO CONTINUE TO BRING SNOW TO HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF NORTHWEST CALIFORNIA Actual/Future/Severe/Possible
NORTH COAST INTERIOR-UPPER TRINITY RIVER-
Update sent at 03:46 PST on 2008-12-24
WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM PST THURSDAY Actual/Future/Severe/Possible
SAN DIEGO COUNTY COASTAL AREAS-SAN DIEGO COUNTY VALLEYS-
Alert sent at 03:38 PST on 2008-12-24
WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM PST THURSDAY Actual/Future/Severe/Possible
ORANGE COUNTY COASTAL AREAS-
Alert sent at 03:38 PST on 2008-12-24
HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 12 PM TO 10 PM PST THURSDAY Actual/Immediate/Severe/Observed
APPLE AND LUCERNE VALLEYS-COACHELLA VALLEY-SAN DIEGO COUNTY DESERTS-
Alert sent at 03:38 PST on 2008-12-24
PERIODS OF STRONG GUSTY WINDS AT TIMES FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING Actual/Immediate/Severe/Likely
SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY MOUNTAINS-RIVERSIDE COUNTY MOUNTAINS-SAN DIEGO COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
Alert sent at 03:38 PST on 2008-12-24
PERIODS OF LOCALLY HEAVY SNOWFALL IN PORTIONS OF THE SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY MOUNTAINS THROUGH EARLY THURSDAY Actual/Future/Severe/Possible
SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
Alert sent at 03:27 PST on 2008-12-24

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