UPDATED: Yikes. SignonSanDiego reports:
The Harris Fire is 70, 000 acres and 5% contained. Firefighters are looking for full control of this fire on November 4th.
Still home, still safe, still worried about the city. The Harris fire to the south is making inroads; it engulfed Mt. San Miguel last night. My kids know Mt. San Miguel as "the mountain with all the transmitters on top like spiky hair." All year, we’ve been wanting to find out its name; now we know. (Sort of. On the news they just call it Mt. Miguel.)
Here is a picture taken during the night.
This is a good site for updates. SignonSanDiego moved its firewatch blog to Blogger to accomodate higher traffic.
The Witch Creek fire also continues to rage. It has burned more than 164,000 acres so far. Some 5,600 hundred people have evacuated to Qualcomm Stadium, and many more have gone elsewhere.
Here’s a blog that is updating frequently with fire news for all of Southern California, not just the San Diego area.
Photo of Mt. San Miguel Taken During the Night
Southern California Wildfire Links
Friday Morning Fire Update and Other Stuff
San Diego County Wildfires
San Diego Fires: Noon Press Conference Live Blog