"Fire officials said crews were unable to fight the fires in some areas because they were busy rescuing residents who refused to leave."*
K-T Donuts on Paradise Valley Road was emptied of donuts when the shop opened at 5 a.m.
Proprietor Hay Taing said someone was waiting when she opened and bought up all 50 dozen donuts she had, saying they were going to give them to firefighters and evacuees in the Spring Valley area.
Needless to say, her regular customers were showing up and found nothing for them this morning.
San Diego County authorities said 1,250 homes have been destroyed and 241,000 acres have burned around the county as of noon today.
"By day three, more than a dozen wildfires had burned more than 1,300 homes and businesses and set more than 583 square miles ablaze — an area larger than New York City."
"Media mogul David Geffen owns the Malibu Beach Inn. As a result of the fires, Geffen has opened its doors to evacuees and firefighters alike, free of charge. Eighty firefighters have been sleeping at the property in shifts, as they fight the blaze....'We’re feeding [the firefighters]. They’re coming in, in like batches for six hours, and then they leave and another crew comes in immediately, they go out and another crew comes in. It’s been that way since Saturday morning.'"
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