We will be at the Alpine Americans Legions Post tomorrow from 2-7. We will be selling Bagged Coffee & Cold Brew all going to a great cause to the #westfire victims. Come by enjoy some live music, classic cars and more!
Phoenix and Dragon were rescued in Alpine following the #WestFire . Their fur was singed, and they were in respiratory distress. But like the survivors they are, the pair recovered and is up for adoption today ❤️❤️
On Saturday our Alpine store manager, Bob, presented a check to the Alpine Community Foundation to help support victims of the West Fire. Thank you to our customers who helped us raise $5,000 for this important cause! ❤️#AlpineStrong#community
A few weeks ago Captain Mike Vacio’s wife Clare called in to Make Happiness Happen for the Alpine Fire Department. The @alpinefirefighters were the first responders to the West Fire. Listener Clare wanted nothing more than to thank them for their hard work, dedication, and especially all of their sacrifice during their time fighting the #WestFire . Today we brought them lunch thanks to @jerseymikes & surprised all of the firefighters with @padres tickets! Thank you to these men and women, and their families, for everything they sacrifice on a daily basis. We appreciate you ❤️ #MakeHappinessHappen#AlpineFireDepartment#KramerandGeena#Channel933
Those of you who know us personally know how close the #westfire came to us a few weeks ago. During the early moments when our house was in danger Matt was able to open the garage remotely from Vegas and our good friend Ryan came in the house grabbed the keys and drove the motorhome away while the yard and things in the cabana were on fire around him. The garage was left open for a while until we could get the connection back to close it. In the process of course so much smoke, ash and soot filled the space. After I paint and glitter my cups we keep them in the garage to dry until they’re ready for vinyl and epoxy. I had a series of cups in the garage that day and rather than strip them to start over I decided to embrace the bits of ash left after brushing them and keep them for something special to remind us of how lucky we are that our house is still standing. This is the first one finished I’m not sure if Ill actually be able to sell this one or not. #glittertumbler#bestillandknow#customtumbler#giftsforher#thankfuleveryday this picture is taken on what’s left of the trailer that held the girls dirt bikes
The Hidden Dangers of Smoke & Fire Damage Fire damage is one of the most violent & traumatic events. Some of the damage is obvious just by looking, but there are a few subtle (yet still potentially hazardous) effects that fire damage can cause that are harder to recognize.
Soot health risks
Even after the home has been restored after a fire if it’s not adequately cleaned some soot residue may remain. Soot is composed of tiny little particles of burnt material. The particles are so small they can actually penetrate into your lungs and bloodstream before you even know it. Breathing in soot is no small danger as it can cause reproductive harm and even cancer. Don’t take the risk after a fire. Make sure your home has been properly restored by professionals so this doesn’t happen to you.
Hidden structural damage
Once the immediate and most visible effects of the fire have been taken care of, don’t forget to focus on something even more important, the structural integrity of the home. Even if the fire just affected a small portion of your home it is important to get this checked because the heat could have weakened some vital, foundational spots of your home and when too much pressure is put in the wrong place it could cause a total collapse.
This is one most people don’t consider. Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous mineral that is used in many parts of a home. A fire will disturb the asbestos and cause some its fibers to go throughout the air. This is dangerous because when these fibers are inhaled, they aggravate and scar lung tissue. It will cause shortness of breath and a crackling sound when inhaling. It can even lead to lung cancer and mesothelioma. These asbestos fibers aren’t released unless they are disturbed & a fire is the perfect thing to set it off.
Mold damage is another often overlooked danger. It can take thousands of gallons of water to extinguish a fire in a home or business. A lot of that water will be evaporated because of the heat of the fire, but where does the rest of it go? The answer isn’t too complicated. It just sits there. #FireDamage#Fire#WestFire#Soot#Health#Smoke#Mold#SanDiego#SanDiegoRestoration
Feel very honored that we were able to help with the cleanup at this home and now the homeowner can move onto the next step of getting the home back to normal.
Big thanks to @joelmatthews90, Micha Larrbee and Christian Brothers for trusting us to help with the cleanup. Also Like to thank @abetterviewsandiego for all his input and advice with this project.
It takes time and a community to rebuild homes and lives. Today Feeding San Diego set up an emergency food distribution in Alpine to provide groceries for those affected by the West Fire. We can all do our part to ensure the road to recovery for those in Alpine is as fast as possible. Donate to those affected in our bio. #westfire#fire#alpinefire#alpineCA#endhunger#hunger#giveback#makeadifference
So a week ago my childhood town had a massive fire. over 30 homes burned, including a house we lived in at some point, our friend’s house (she lost all her belongings and her kitty), a family who built their home and lived in it for most of their lives, and a couple lost their home six months to the day that their son committed suicide. The fire victims need as much as help as they can get. I am working with a foundation, singblue.org (link in bio) to help raise money for the people who have not only lost their homes, but also aren’t getting much of a voice in this and aren’t getting everything that they need. So for the rest of this month all money donated to the foundation will go to the families that have been left homeless in this horrible tragedy. The foundation is having so much trouble getting people to donate, so please please PLEASE donate if you can!!! Any little bit helps!! Anything you donate will be tax deductible, and if you have some other way to help then PLEASE DM me!!! I would so appreciate this!! It is so important!!! It doesn’t even matter if you only have five dollars to donate, it will still matter. So please donate if you can!! Please help these families get back on their feet!!! If you want to donate I’ll have the foundation in my bio for the next month. Thank you.❤️ #prayforalpine#westfire#alpinecalifornia
About to dive into all these boxes!!! 11 families will receive a blanket, toaster, pots and pan set, blow dryer, hair brush, toothbrushes, tooth paste, soap, and $300 worth in gift cards.
After losing all their belongings and special treasures in the West Fire in Alpine, Ca last Friday, we pray we can bring a little hope and comfort to those families. #prayersforkylie#kylieslegacy#lovelikekylie#alpine#california#westfire#wildfires
Lots of L❤️VE to those that lost their homes in the #WestFire this fire happened so fast that many had no time to save anything. Luckily, no loss of human life. Not so sure about the animals. Many many gorgeous homes and properties destroyed. We shop here every day. 🥀
Last Friday, my grandmother lost everything in the Alpine fires. She is 97 years old and didn’t deserve to have all of her husband’s artwork, pictures and cherished items turned to ash. But amidst the pain I am thankful. I am thankful that the most important thing in that house was saved. Ga, my grandmother, is the strongest, most resilient woman I know with perspective and wisdom that I only hope to have at her age. I am thankful beyond words for all of the firefighters and people who courageously fought to keep people and their homes safe. They are all heroes who are appreciated and loved beyond measure. This has been one of the most devastating and heartbreaking things I’ve ever experienced but I believe in a God who redeems and I know He will somehow make beauty from these ashes. #westfire#alpinefire2018#loveourfirefighters#family
THANK YOU, TEAM KYLIE!! Together, y'all purchased 90 items and 44 $100 gift cards, which all comes out to about $6,600 for my home town of Alpine, CA Fire Victims!! I have to say, we make a pretty good team!! I can not wait to shower these families with Kylie love! Thank you to those that helped make this happen. ❤️ #prayersforkylie#kylieslegacy#lovelikekylie#alpine#westfire#wildfires
ALPINE let's show our love for Tiff & Jay! This Saturday stop into Alpine Beer tasting room & grab a beer to help raise money. As you may have seen in my last post, they lost their home and everything in it during the #westfire ♡♡@devlintiffany♡♡
@alpinefirefighters Pictured is Alpine Engine 17 this last Friday on the West Fire off of Alpine Boulevard engaged in perimeter control. Your @alpinefirefighters worked tirelessly as they do, day in and day out ready to respond to all types of emergencies. This embodies our district motto “service with pride” we strive to perform at peak performance when you, the tax paying citizens need our service. #alpinestrong#servicewithpride#e17#westfire
This sign was next to a house where the #westfire burned all the way to their grass but it didn’t get the house. Thank you so much #firstresponders from #firefighters to #emt to #sheriffs they all came together. The devastation many in #alpine suffered can be rebuilt. No one lost their lives and that’s the most important.
Singblue.org will be using all money anyone donates over the next month to help fire victims with anything they might need. Sing Blue is a tax write off and is a legitimate organization, so please donate if you can!!! I will have the link to their website in my bio for the rest of the month. 💙💙💙 #westfire#prayforwestfire#godisgood
for those of you who don’t know in the recent #westfire that affected a large part of the Alpine community, Dan and Mona Barnes lost both their home and beloved memories of their son Trevor who passed away in January. My awesome cousin who owns Chic Boutique in Alpine has put together a raffle to help raise money for them because nothing can replace what they’ve lost, but some love from their community can never hurt. The raffle tickets are $5 and the drawing will be Saturday 7/21, whoever wins gets to take home this beautiful dream catcher 19” around and 4ft tall, as well as the heartwarming feeling of helping a community member. Raffle tickets are available at Chic Boutique, cash only, or venmo. Please spread the word!! We love you Barnes family 💛🕊
Pictured is Alpine Engine 17 this last Friday on the West Fire off of Alpine Boulevard engaged in perimeter control. Your @alpinefirefighters worked tirelessly as they do, day in and day out ready to respond to all types of emergencies. This embodies our district motto “service with pride” we strive to perform at peak performance when you, the tax paying citizens need our service. #alpinestrong#servicewithpride#e17#westfire
What do you do when you are forced to evacuate your house ? Well, what else?! You go to your parents house and then to the park! Thank you to all of the brave firefighters that helped with the #westfire in alpine this past week. My heart goes out to those who lost their homes, I cannot imagine what you all are going thru right now. 😕 again a huge thank you to all those that assisted in stopping that blaze, you all are truly heroes in my book! ❤️ #alpine#firefighters#calfire#ilovethisplace#homereallyiswheretheheartis#homesweethome#thankyou
Hello friends! We are hosting a ✨FUNDRAISER RAFFLE✨ for Dan and Mona Barnes who have been through so much in the past 6 months. The Barnes family lost their only child 6 months ago and recently their home in the #westfire . Money will not replace the physical memories lost but I’m hoping to show them that our town cares for them and supports them through this time of transition. ♥️ Raffle tickets are $5 each and are available at Chic Boutique. All money raised will go immediately to them. The winner of the raffle will ✨WIN✨ this HUGE handmade Dreamcatcher!! ✨ It’s a 19” hoop and a little over 4ft tall ✨ ••• The drawing will be held next SATURDAY 7/21 ••• ✨ This is a cash only event. Thank you!! ♥️ Store hours for next week will be posted shortly.
It’s devastating to learn about those in our community losing their homes. As your agent, it is always my goal to provide the best protection for my clients so that you have peace of mind knowing you are safe.⚠️🔥Are you in a #highrisk#fire zone? Ask me how you can ensure that you, your family, home, and belongings are protected sufficiently from the #californiafires . #westfire#homeinsurance#insurance#fireinsurance 📷 John Gibbons @sandiegouniontribune
A helicopter drops water on a hot spot in Alpine during the early surges of the West Fire on Friday afternoon, July 6, 2018. The fire burned more than 500 acres over the weekend.
Photo by @mary.york