Friday, October 27, 2006

The Esperanza Fire

I posted about the Esperanza fire and the brown smoke drifting over Yucaipa on my other blog. I thought I'd add an update here.

This morning's LA Times had a great map showing the steep terrain the fire fighters are having to deal with in fighting the Esperanza fire.
Read the whole article. (may require free registration or bugmenot)

The Riverside County Sheriff's department is asking the public for tips on the possible arsonists, and officials are "seeking a $100,000 reward for information" (I take it that they haven't yet come up with the money, but they are trying).

From the Press-Enterprise:
Injured firefighter Pablo Cerda and possibly others are going to need significant amounts of blood and plasma transfusions, and donations may be urgently needed.

To donate, call the Blood Bank of San Bernardino and Riverside counties, 800-879-4484 or
The closest blood drives to Yucaipa:
  • October 27 (TODAY!): 2pm-4:30pm, Von's 522 Orange St., Redlands
  • November 1: noon-7pm, Oak Valley Town Center, 1400 Beaumont Ave, Beaumont
  • November 4: 8am-2pm, Immanual Baptist Chruch, 28355 E. Baseline, Highland
  • November 6: 11am-4pm, Loma Lina University Medical Center
  • November 6: noon-7pm, Yucaipa Rotary @ Prudential CA Realty, 33733 Yucaipa Blvd., Yucaipa
  • November 7: noon-6:30pm, Redlands Community Hospital
You can get more information on blood drives here.

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