Monday, October 13, 2008

Angel Island Ablaze

Last night, over 300 firefighters in Marin fought to save Angel Island from a fire that looks like it may have been started by campers. The firefighters managed to keep the fire from the historic buildings, but evidently it charred over half of the island. Read SF Chronicle article here.

This island is just a short ferry ride from Tiburon (right next to our old home in Marin City / Sausalito) and is visible from San Francisco. If you'll recall, it's a place we're all particularly fond of because it's where Dane did his first big solo ride -- 5 miles around the perimeter! -- and we had a terrific family biking day there. (Read about it at these old blog postings called Angel Island Pix and About A Bike.)

Ignore the gooby couple and check out SF's skyline in the distance.


Anonymous said...

I was deeply saddened to see Angel Island ablaze. Am pleased the island had given you some fond memories. What a shame it may have originated from the carelessness of campers. JJJ

Anonymous said...

It sounds like it is mostly under control now and they've managed to save all the historical buildings. Very scary! MC

Shanana said...

That is so sad! I'm glad to hear they were able to save the buildings, but my heart just aches at the sight of that!

Natalie N said...

Oh my goodness! I hadn't heard anything about this! (I guess almost 3 weeks in Texas will do that to me - I'm so removed from the local news.)

That is tragic! We have fond memories of the island as well. What a beautiful place, and how horrific that 1/2 of it is charred! Ouch!