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Today was the 5K Dino Dash in Tustin. Nikhil and I both ran. No good pictures since we were both running and I couldn’t stop for pics.

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We both ran hard and Nikhil finished at 26:39 minutes and I finished at 27:19 minutes. This is his second 5K and looks like it is about a 30 secon improvement in time since the Chapman 5K. Nikhil was 25th in his age group and I was 45th in my age group! I would add that we were slow to start by at least 30 seconds at the starting line because of the throngs of people in front of us and having to dodge some very slow people.   There were 2244 people running in this 5K.  The official results are posted on the website.

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Yesterday the Irvine fire in Santiago Canyon came dangerously close to our house. The Fire Department was doing mandatory evacuations and we had to leave at about 10pm.

The fire jumped over the 261 Freeway and came down the hill to Jamboree Road. This is less than 100 yards from our house.

This first picture is in the late afternoon before it jumped the 261 Freeway. You can see the reddish flames in the background.

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This next picture is from our back yard at about 9:30pm. The wind was blowing left to right (in the picture) and there were very large embers blowing across our yard.

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We went to Binny’s house and the kids and Anjali spent the night there. I returned back at about 1AM as the raging fire was over. By morning, the fire had died down and we were able to return to our house. The kids were a little scared but everyone is doing well.

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Today we had a little excitement with a large brush fire late this afternoon right behind our house.

There were fire engines from Anaheim, Garden Grove and Tustin as well as 4 fire helicopters and 3 fire planes carrying retardant and water.

We were all packed and ready to go! Luckily the fire fighters have beaten down the blaze and all is well!

Here is a picture from the intersection of Jamboree and Pioneer.

You can clearly see the flames!

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After about half an hour, the helicopters and planes started showing up.

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Here is one with a fire plane.

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Here is one from our next door neighbor’s house!

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