Holy Fire (Trabuco Canyon Area) Open Thread

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Orange County has unfortunately gotten into the California wildfire news with today’s “Holy” Fire, so named for Holy Jim Canyon.   This story from the Register and this KABC 7 coverage seem to be good ways to track it, and are the sources of the minimal reporting offered below.

The fire reportedly started in Trabuco Canyon and then spread to Holy Jim, which is reportedly ordered evacuated along with Trabuco’s recreational center and the Blue Jay and Falcon campsites.  About 600 firefighters are now involved.

Source: Twitter. Claim it if it’s yours.

Described as “fast moving,” it is reported to be heading both towards Riverside to the east and part of Rancho Santa Margarita.  An evacuation center has been set up at the Bell Tower Community Center at 22232 El Paseo in Rancho Santa Margarita.  As this isn’t a breaking news site, please confirm that last bit before heading there.

About Greg Diamond

Somewhat verbose attorney, semi-retired due to disability, residing in northwest Brea. Occasionally runs for office against bad people who would otherwise go unopposed. Got 45% of the vote against Bob Huff for State Senate in 2012; Josh Newman then won the seat in 2016. In 2014 became the first attorney to challenge OCDA Tony Rackauckas since 2002; Todd Spitzer then won that seat in 2018. Every time he's run against some rotten incumbent, the *next* person to challenge them wins! He's OK with that. Deposed as Northern Vice Chair of DPOC in April 2014 (in violation of Roberts Rules) when his anti-corruption and pro-consumer work in Anaheim infuriated the Building Trades and Teamsters in spring 2014, who then worked with the lawless and power-mad DPOC Chair to eliminate his internal oversight. Expelled from DPOC in October 2018 (in violation of Roberts Rules) for having endorsed Spitzer over Rackauckas -- which needed to be done. None of his pre-putsch writings ever spoke for the Democratic Party at the local, county, state, national, or galactic level, nor do they now. One of his daughters co-owns a business offering campaign treasurer services to Democratic candidates and the odd independent. He is very proud of her. He doesn't directly profit from her work and it doesn't affect his coverage. (He does not always favor her clients, though she might hesitate to take one that he truly hated.) He does advise some local campaigns informally and (so far) without compensation. (If that last bit changes, he will declare the interest.)