Images from San Diego fires - Sunday 26th, October 2003.
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|Smoke plume covering San Diego - 5:45am, my neighbors, Amy and I looking west - 33rd Street, Normal Heights.||Smoke plume covering San Diego - looking east - 33rd Street, Normal Heights.||Smoke plume covering San Diego - Normal Heights.||Smoke plume covering San Diego - Normal Heights.||Smoke plume from Otay fire near border - 9:30am view from Santee.|
|Santee resident looking west as fire engulfs the hills behind his home.||Fire burning hills southwest of Santee.||Amy looking west at the hills burning.||West of Santee the fire burns through grass and brush heading southwest towards San Diego.||Some animals around the fire ravaged area were left behind as home owners panicked to get out. In this case, the homeowner was on his roof watering down the structure.|
|Some homeowners in Santee refused to leave under the mandatory evacuation wanting to stay and protect their homes.||Fire burning through grasses and edging closer to the homes of Santee.||Santee resident walks her horse awaiting transportation.||Santee resident gathering food for her animals.||South of Santee the fire jumps highway 52 and rages through Mission Trails Regional Park.|
|Fire raging through Mission Trails Regional Park creates flames that reach 100 to 150 feet.||Heading southwest and burning through heavy brush, the fire threatens communities southwest of Mission Trails Regional Park.||Locals watch the fire spread through Mission Trails. A subdivision stand just behind this couple (and me) about 100 yards.||3:30pm Sunday the fires smoke plumes block out the sun and drop ash on San Diego - Adams Avenue and the 805 bridge.|