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!