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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Been following them since they broke out, since they're in my county.  The person who does our home staging lost her house to the fire.  In my city, just some light smoke if anything.

 

Below are some pictures I took the last couple days:

 

Two days ago.  The fire was around 90,000 acres then.  It was just starting to cross into Santa Barbara county on the western side and the eastern side was in Santa Paula.

Same fire, that evening at around 110,000 acres from same vantage point.

 

12/7 around 445pm, different vantage point, eastern edge of fire approaching Fillmore.  Fire size around 130,000 acres.

Dec 08, 2017 03:56 PM
Rainmaker
1,533,163
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

Read?

I'm living them. Fortunately we're safe so far, but many friends affected.

#SoCalStrong

 

Dec 08, 2017 05:47 PM
Rainmaker
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I'm very close, few miles around 3 big fires, but not right here....so i do know  people who had to be evacuated......

Dec 08, 2017 05:39 PM
Rainmaker
4,557,997
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Not impacted personally.  Yet.   

Dec 08, 2017 05:05 PM
Rainmaker
5,772,353
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Tim,

We are affected by smoke, etc.  Our little town of 14,000 which includes lots of avocado ranches on the mountain has been hit hard.  We just went to the Post Office, and you cannot see the hills.  You cannot see the ocean either, the light is sickly yellow.  Our friends in Los Angeles are also in the path, and we are staying in touch with everyone of them via text. We are ready to evacuate if we have to.  A

Dec 08, 2017 03:28 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I hope that all those folks stay safe.

Dec 08, 2017 06:59 PM
Rainmaker
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

No

Dec 08, 2017 06:34 PM
Rainmaker
7,799,084
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Many have lost their homes.  I wonder if any of our ActiveRain friends have been impacted.

Dec 08, 2017 04:24 PM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

 I do not know anyone there...but it's so sad.... I can't imagine going through that... my thoughts and prayers for all of the families who live in that area of the country....

Dec 08, 2017 03:18 PM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Some have given a check in on FB saying they are OK.

Dec 08, 2017 02:39 PM
Rainmaker
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Yes, I have heard & read about CA fires. We know a family who was affected by fires in Sonoma, CA. 

Dec 08, 2017 02:17 PM
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I've been following them closely and we have quite a few Active Rain members who are at least somewhat in the path of them. I've had many of them on my mind these past few days.

Dec 08, 2017 02:15 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

I have a friend/client who flies a private jet and he texted me this photo last night as they flew over the area. SO sad.

California Fires

Dec 09, 2017 09:15 AM
Rainmaker
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Relative lives in Bel Aire-evacuation ready, dogs are packed in the car depends on which way the wind in blowing. Saw fire pushing toward what looks like PCH (101) almost affecting beach front homes.

Dec 09, 2017 08:00 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

No one I know lost their home...yet (this is far from over here in my area with severe winds coming back this weekend) but lots of people I know evacuated. We have not...yet. This was the view from my house a few hours after the Lilac fire started on Thursday.

Dec 09, 2017 07:21 AM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

To all of you AR friends affected by the tragic fires, I feel terrible. Please, please, keep us updated on your individual situations.

Dec 09, 2017 06:54 AM
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

I have, and not to the best of my knowledge. I asked and they said they were safe.

Dec 09, 2017 06:41 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I have read a couple of Rainers stories here in their blogs and comments. SO strange fires in west and Snow from Texas to all of Southeast to New England. I hope they get some rain out west

Dec 09, 2017 06:07 AM
Rainmaker
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Santa Anas and drought conditions create so many problems for SoCal. Every year there's something, but this is horrible. I have friends out there trying to offer assistance, being told to stand down. Extremely saddening and devastating, the critters, the horses. So many lost.

Dec 09, 2017 06:00 AM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

So sad that these fires are out of control with no end in sight! Devastating to see on the news!

Dec 09, 2017 05:49 AM
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John Meussner
Mortgages in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, IN, MD, MN, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI - Fair Oaks, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Fair Oaks, CA 484-680-4852

Sure do - lots of friends on high alert and prepped for evacuation.  No one I know personally has lost their home yet, but things are scary.  The Santa Ana winds are no joke this time of year.

Dec 08, 2017 08:31 PM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

I am very concerned for all affected.  I changed my route plans to stay north of the fire zone during my travels today.

Dec 08, 2017 07:44 PM
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Dave Halpern
Dave Halpern Real Estate Agent, Inc., Louisville, KY (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

My daughter and her family live less than a mile from one of the fires. no mandatory evacuation but they self-evacuated three days ago. Why wait?

Dec 08, 2017 06:48 PM
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898,368
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

yes, heard; no, do not know anyone personally; not a good situation...

Dec 08, 2017 04:22 PM
Rainmaker
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

It is terrible.  My sister is in San Diego, but she is fine.

Dec 08, 2017 03:17 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  It's all over the news.  How much of that state hasn't been burned yet?  What a rough year for them!

Dec 08, 2017 03:15 PM
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Tyra Hatcher Mitchell
Alliance Realty - Portland, ME
Southern Maine Realtor

So sad

Dec 08, 2017 02:48 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

There all over the news. Just terrible. I hope they can get them under control soon.

Dec 08, 2017 02:42 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I've seen a lot of coverage on the news, it's devastating!

Dec 08, 2017 02:33 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Been following them with folks here and people I know in LA.

Dec 08, 2017 02:25 PM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

I don't know anyone who's been affected. 

Dec 09, 2017 11:01 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

PropertyMinder (AccelerAgent) No, just what I see on the news.

Dec 09, 2017 06:44 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Yes, I've read about them. It's devestating right before Christmas but that's the way life works. We can't choose when disasters happen.

Dec 09, 2017 06:43 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you.

Dec 09, 2017 06:38 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I've been seeing it on TV.  I hope everyone stays safe.

Dec 09, 2017 05:47 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I've lived through many hurricanes, floods, mass shootings, blizzards and none evoke the feeling of helplessness and vulnerability like the images of those California fires.

For some, they see it just 'stuff' going up in smoke. For the victims is the the evidence they ever existed. 

That is when an embrace means more than we can ever know.

Helping without the expection of a 'thank you' is what we are called to do.

Dec 09, 2017 05:31 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have two relatives in the path. They may have 2 days

Dec 08, 2017 09:13 PM
Rainmaker
4,908,205
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I worry about all our friends here in the rain that is in the way of the fire.

 

Dec 12, 2017 09:23 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

It is devastating, and many of our Rainers live in Southern CA, and prayers go out to them all! 

Dec 12, 2017 07:21 AM
Rainmaker
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Coverage on local and national news.

Dec 10, 2017 07:09 AM
Rainmaker
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I've watching and hope to hear if Ron and Alexandra Seigel have evacuated. Horrible fires..love and prayers to everyone affected.

Dec 10, 2017 06:33 AM
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Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Luxury Homes & Interior Designer

We are very concerned. We have many friends in CA who have been impacted by the fires. My daughter cut her recent visit short and came back to Florida as they were breaking out. 

Dec 10, 2017 03:36 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Yes. I heard about it on a brief segment of news before I could change the channel. 

Dec 09, 2017 08:16 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

yes, no, no

Dec 09, 2017 04:46 AM
Rainmaker
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I have been following the news on the fires. I know several of our members are getting fallout from it but as far as I know are still safe.

Dec 08, 2017 06:47 PM