San Marcos Fire

May 14, 2014

San Marcos Fire

San Marcos Fire

Just a quick note to let you know we are fine. The fire is South of us about 4 miles. We can see it from our house as you can see from the video. We have been watching all the fires all day. This morning I put out the Hummingbird feeder and the Oriole feeder and while watching for the birds to arrive noticed the fires as they have developed with the last one being the San Marcos Fire. We are North of San Marcos Blvd and the evacuation are south of San Marcos Blvd.

Thanks for thinking of us, but unless things turn for the worse we are in no danger, but just in case we have our cars fueled up and ready to go.

Carlos and Donna Royal

70 Responses to “San Marcos Fire”

  1. Lisa. Burns Says:

    Carlos, Donna, San Marco,…praying that you stay safe. Thank you so much for checking in!!! Thinking of you all. Love from NE FL!!

  2. janie2 Says:

    Don’t hesitate to get the heck outta Dodge if you need too. Stay safe. Love you both.


  3. tresbien Says:

    Sending prayers for all creatures great and small in the affected areas, especially to you and your family and all of our owl box friends. I greatly appreciate the update Carlos. Love, tresbien (Linda)

    • Karen Holland Ortiz Says:

      Tresbien: Perfectly stated. I pray for the families, friends, and the animals and birds who must also be terrified. Stay safe Carlos, Donna <3

  4. Jo-Ann Says:

    be safe!!!! :-)

  5. Senyome Says:

    Frightening times. Be safe. I hope these fires were not started by idiots or malcontents. Never a dull moment.

  6. Sue Couch Says:

    Praying that the fires will be put out soon and that you all stay safe….including the birds!

  7. doxielver Says:

    Prayers going for you all to be safe and home protection.

  8. r'smom Says:

    Yes, immediately thought of all of Our friends in CA hearing the reports today. Be careful <3 R'smom

  9. Lynne Townsend Says:

    Sending prayers your way—keep us posted!! LynneMckay

  10. Monkie Says:

    Thank you for the update Carlos and Donna… Prayers going your way for everyone to be safe…

  11. Barb Says:

    TY for the update, stay safe. Our prayers go out to all those affected by the fires.

  12. erindort Says:

    Thanks so much for keeping in touch; you are like family. Will be praying for safety.

  13. My prayers and thoughts go out to all of you to be safe. Thanks for letting us know you are ok.

  14. Sherry Says:

    Thx for letting us all know how you are.
    Be safe…err on side of caution.

  15. debbie Says:

    i can certainly sympathize. we in lompoc were on fire last night. thankfully, it has moved off and is well underway to containment thanks to the hard working firefighters. *salutes*

    hopefully yours will be contained in short order!! stay safe!
    mother nature…some rain pleeaaase!!!


  16. Peggy Anderson Says:

    Be safe!!

  17. Sherrie Says:

    Thank you for updating us. My prayers are with you and everyone in harms way. Please be safe. Love Sherrie ( Sher67)

  18. Nancy Says:

    I was worried, so thanks for the update. Hope the fires can be contained and snuffed out quickly.

  19. Linda Greene Says:

    Was worried Carlos. Thanks for posting. Be safe ldgreene123

  20. Ginny Says:

    We are so glad that you are ok. Stay safe.

  21. Coach (Lucy) Says:

    Thank you for letting us know you’re okay. It’s very scary and sad to see the fires popping up everywhere, it’s good to hear you’re prepared to evacuate if you need to. There’s so much wildlife in those areas, I’m hoping they’re able to escape and find shelter. Sending prayers to all those affected. Be safe….
    Coach (Lucy)

  22. Torri Cable Says:

    Thank you Royals- I was worried.

  23. Thanks so much for this post letting us know you are safe. I pray the fire will be put out soon – so sad for all the people and animals who are in it’s path. You Royals are important to us MODs and you will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  24. carol Says:

    Thank you for letting us know. Stay safe.

  25. Carol Says:

    Thanks for letting us know you are safe. Do you have your bags packed? You are in my prayers.

  26. Kathy W Says:

    Glad to hear that all is well with you. Hope all people and animals in the area stay safe. Take care.

  27. Lela Anderson Says:

    Just watched it on the news! Stay safe and ready to evacuate if necessary. Will be thinking about you all night.

  28. Janice Veteran Says:

    Wow, you can see the flames in the photos. Too close for comfort. Glad you all are ok. jv

  29. floridaskye Says:

    Thank you for letting us know you are safe. I am praying for you and our other owl box friends in the area.

  30. Angel Says:

    Wow! So glad all is well at the Royal Estate. Loved hearing from you, even under stressful circumstances xoxo

  31. OhioCheryle/ OC Says:

    Be very safe, and please keep us updated. I don’t think you will get much sleep tonight. My prayers are with you.

  32. OoltewahTN Says:

    Hi, Carlos and Donna – I was watching the fires on Twitter today and thinking of you – and also the owls and other birds. I hope these fires go away soon. Please take care!!!

  33. Christine Says:

    Glad you guys are safe. Very scary to be so close to that.

  34. joanne51 Says:

    Thank you for your post, Carlos. It’s scary to hear this over the news worry if you guys are safe. Hope the fires will be out soon.

  35. Catgetsdown Says:

    SCAL has had lot of fires lately! So glad you are safe.

  36. (CrickInNeck) Anne Says:

    Really glad to hear from you. Stay safe!

  37. Kat Says:

    Carlos and Donna, praying you both are safe as the San Marcos, Cocos fire continues throughout the night. Such an eerie site. If possible, please keep us updated.

  38. Genia Potter Says:

    Take care, dear friends, and stay safe.

  39. Kathy in New "Owl"bany, IN Says:

    Love and prayers for you, Donna, and all in the affected areas. Please keep us posted, Carlos. So, what sort of birds are in your wonderful backyard these days?

  40. Martha Jo Says:

    God Bless You both and keep you safe.

  41. Esther Hodge Says:

    So glad you are safe. Was worried. Thank you for letting us know. Today is a risk as well. Please be safe and keep us posted.

  42. Sally aka MollyLoverForever Says:

    Of course, the minute I hear “San Marcos” I think “Carlos, Donna, Austin, Owlbox”! So glad to hear you are safe. <3

  43. Jane Says:

    Dear Carlos and Donna and all of those in the path of the fires, you are on my prayer list. I pray also for the animals and birds. Stay safe and keep your eyes on the horizon. God Bless.
    twoclubs jane

  44. Gail Loveless Says:

    Thank you for the update. As a former CA resident, I was very concerned about all of you. I know how fast these fires can move. Stay safe. Will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

  45. Please stay safe, Carlos. I realize fire is a way that nature regenerates itself, but my heart goes out to those whose lives and livelihoods are in danger. — ElfOwl49

  46. Dear Carlos & Donna, Prayers are being answered per todays weather report – reduced winds etc., be aware and stay safe. GOD Bless & Keep You Safe.

  47. Larry & Judy Andersen Says:

    Stay safe!

    Judy Andersen

  48. Dee Hodson Says:

    Thanks for updating us. When I heard San Marcos, I thought of you immediately. Stay safe.

  49. Evi Adams Says:

    Hi Carlos and Donna! Checking in from Danbury CT on you all. MOD member since the 1st clutch. Please keep us updated and we have you all in our prayers! <3

  50. Jan Halstead Says:

    Thank you ever so much for posting this so we know what is going on. So happy you are safe and ready to evacuate if the situation gets worse. I will be praying for you and your neighbors, two legged and four. This could mean less food for the owls if the little mice can’t run fast enough to stay ahead of the flames.
    Jan in Indiana

  51. Tamera aka grams3cs Says:

    Thank goodness!!! I was really worried about both of you and your beautiful home. Thanks for the update. Stay safe. grams3cs

  52. Lisa Says:

    Prayers for all (including every animal) in the fire area. Time for a rain dance. Please keep us posted that you and Donna remain ok!

  53. Judy Sackson Says:

    Glad to hear that you’re ready to go if necessary! Hope it doesn’t come to that! Stay safe and keep us posted!

  54. Jo "dennens" Says:

    Keep in touch… we all are concerned…

  55. Becky Evans Says:

    Thank you for the update. I live in Fallbrook, so keeping a close eye on things too.

  56. Kimerly H Says:

    Praying for rain :) Stay safe!

  57. Barbara Says:

    Thank you! We are on a cruise ship in Alaska. Our house on Nordahl is fine. Very unusual to have fires now! Be safe!

  58. Cecelia Says:

    Heard fire in San Marcos and immediately thought of Carlos & Donna. Prayer that you and yours are safe. And that all the fires are brought under control soon.

  59. MtnGowl Says:

    Thank you for letting us know. Prayer for everyone and all creatures great and small.

  60. VeeTX Says:

    Thank you for the report about the fires. I have been concerned and prayed for your safety. Your loyal Royal fan!

  61. Chris Says:

    Thank you for the updates Carlos and Donna. We are praying for everyone’s safety and all god’s creatures great and small in San Marcos and surrounding areas. Whitedog01

  62. Donna79 from Lincoln, CA (was an avid Owl Box watcher) Says:

    Thanks for your update! Thank God you are safe there in San Marcos Carlos & Donna! I hope & pray the fire is out soon!

  63. CAequuslvr Says:

    I was thinking of you two. So glad you are safe. I always am sad for all of the loss of wildlife when these fires happen.

    Very smart to have the cars fueled up. Positive thoughts are with you.

  64. Amy Bingenheimer Says:

    Keeping you and yours in our thoughts.

  65. Patrice Says:

    Prayers for you, the wildlife, and those living in the areas where there are fires. Thank you for updating us, I was worried, as I’m sure many of the Molly and McGee crowd were. Stay safe.

  66. Napaelle Says:

    Of course as soon as I heard the name of San Marcos we thought of both of you and possible danger you could be in. I hoped you would write and let us know all was okay, so thank you for doing just that!

  67. Geri Miller Says:

    Thanks for the update, very happy to hear that you are good.

    Geri Miller

    Date: Thu, 15 May 2014 01:14:18 +0000 To:

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