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Fires trigger evacuations near Skyline Boulevard

Original post made on Aug 21, 2020

Evacuation orders now cover most of San Mateo County southwest of Highway 84 and Skyline Boulevard, affecting about 3,600 county residents, according to latest multi-agency briefing.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, August 20, 2020, 9:00 PM

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Posted by Bruce Ermann
a resident of another community
on Aug 21, 2020 at 5:15 pm

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can anyone update exactly how far northeast the true fire is actually burning? how close to russian ridge? thanks!


Posted by Jocelyn Dong
a resident of another community
on Aug 23, 2020 at 12:48 am

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Hi Bruce: Cal Fire is updating its Twitter feed daily with a map of the fires' boundaries: Web Link

The map for Aug. 22 is also embedded in the story above now.


Posted by Jessica
a resident of another community
on Aug 23, 2020 at 12:04 pm

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My uncle lives at Empire Grade and Patrick Rd. When will we know if his house and the house across the road (that belonged to my grandmother prior to her passing) survived?


Posted by Meg
a resident of Portola Valley: Central Portola Valley
on Aug 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm

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7 dead
Quarter of a million evacuated
Hundreds of structures burned
And the horrible selfish Scott Wiener, San Francisco state Senator, keeps pushing to force communities to build in fire zones. He says he is progressive. He has contributed to this disaster. How is burning up people in their homes progressive? SF how can you continue to vote for this (oh I know, it is because SF is the ONLY County in the state with no fires burning). It's all about the fake progressive tech community who don't want to pay taxes or have low wage earners in their community but want to force them to commute from ours, even if it is a disaster in the making.


Posted by Meg
a resident of Portola Valley: Central Portola Valley
on Aug 24, 2020 at 12:05 pm

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7 dead
Quarter of a million evacuated
Hundreds of structures burned
And Scott Wiener, San Francisco state Senator, keeps pushing to force communities to build in fire zones. He says he is progressive. His policy has contributed to this disaster. How is burning up people in their homes progressive? SF how can you continue to vote for this (Note: SF is the ONLY County in the state with no fires burning). It's all about the fake progressives who don't want to pay taxes or have low wage earners in their community but want to force them to commute from ours, even if it is a disaster in the making. Putting people in harm's way is not progressive. Real progressives preserve the environment and build in places that are safe.


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