Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Fire on the Mountain

The 2nd wildfire up on the ridge in the past 2 years...this one is just as bad as last year's Spring wildfire at over 2000 acres burned.  And while it has gotten very close to some homes, so far all have been spared...including the one on our side of the ridge, not far from our own.  Too close for comfort, I can tell you that. 
There were high winds on Saturday when it started,  making things much worse, as we all were doing rain dances.  The smoke was unbearable, on such a fine Spring day, when we would normally have all the windows open. 




As a new day dawns, it continues to spread, burning on both sides of the ridge.
The fire has made it's way down this side of the ridge, and the smoke is ever closer.  
Oh, those are not low clouds.  The little bit of rain did not completely extinguish, and the smoke lingers throughout the woods.   At this point, the fire has been contained...we need a good soaking rain.  So, if you feel inclined to get out there and do a silly rain dance, GO FOR IT!  And thank you!


7 comments:

  1. Seems terrifying! Here in our country below sea level we often have a lot of rain. I wish I could send rain to you ...

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  2. I'd be scared to see smoke that close!

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  3. Hope the fire is extinguished soon. Doing a rain dance for you.

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  4. I know what it's like to have wild fires near by living here in So. Cal. It's intense and nerve wracking and you never know what you'll wake up to...if you can sleep. I hope it gets put out soon

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  5. The fire is finally out. We had a few little rain showers throughout the week, and the Rangers have officially packed it up today after a week of fighting it. YAY! They have done a fine job...as well as all the local fire companies involved. We are grateful! More rain today too, just for good measure! ALOHA FRIENDS!

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  6. Thank goodness that the fire has been contained! Amazing photographs...

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  7. Buon inizio settimana...ciao.

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