"Parislemon" MG Siegler has a excellent post on how Twitters power lies in breaking events in times of big news or crisis. MG is out in the San Diego area and he points out how the NPR radio station out there, KBPS, had thier web site go down go down temporarily, but advised listeners to check the station's twitter page for news updates in the interim. At the time of this writing, I see from it that evacuation orders have been issued for areas of Del Mar & Solana Beach, Califronia. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone in SoCal affected by this. I hope you remain safe.
More broadly across the web is more firsthand coverage and information on the fires. Center Networks has a good roundup of all the fire coverage on social media sites.
The LA Times has created a google maps mash-up of where the fires are:
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