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Thursday, January 16, 2014

No Rain, Dry Weather and Fire

We sadly have a dangerous fire burning in our community. We saw it early as we were driving my daughter to school.

Here it was at about 6:45am. It took off with the morning winds and blew up.


The high school was open so I dropped my daughter off. It is still open as it sits out of the way though I am getting reports that school is closed on T.V. So I call the school and yes it is fine and they are out of the way and open but everyone is staying indoors due to ash.

I drove immediately to my in laws to make sure they were awake as they live right below where it was burning at the time. Here is a pic as I got out of my car.


They were okay and not under evacuation orders and wind was blowing it away so I headed back to my house. My other daughter's college classes were cancelled due to the fire moving in that direction. Here it is from my house when I got home.


Sadly, homes have been lost but this January. This doesn't happen here in winter. With no measurable rain for about a year and a half now we are in for a very scary summer season if Mother Nature does not move that jet stream and bring us some rain. Very scary.

11 comments:

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

So glad you are all ok! Those photos are just shocking. We have been through so much of that here in Texas too, I sure hope some good rain makes its way to you this year.

Rita said...

I have not lived in an area that has fires so I would be a mess. You handle things well. I am praying for all of you. For your homes and for you and family as you get through this difficult time.

Tilly's Nest said...

How scary! Stay safe, I can remember how dangerous those fires were when I lived in So Cal. Praying for you all.

marejohn said...

Oh my !! The photos are so alarming! I can't even imagine. So very glad to hear you are all safe...praying rain will come soon and everyone and their homes are safe.

Kris said...

Oh my gosh, those photos are so scary! You all have been on my mind and in my prayers all day!!!
xo Kris

Lisa Tucker said...

Oh I hate to see this! My prayers are with you and you community!

Christine said...

The fire is Headline News up here in the Pacific Northwest!
Those are some pretty powerful pictures.
Praying for RAIN!

Tammy's in Love said...

Saw this on the news yesterday and immediately started praying for families who are in harm's way...I've been reading for a long time but not gotten acquainted with you. Trust that my prayers are for you; that photo of your home with the smoke over it made my heart stop...Keep us updated!

Ann said...

Amazing photos and very scarey. Hope it subsides quickly with no further damage.

corners of my life said...

How incredibly scary for all if you!

Bonnie said...

Keeping you and all those in you community in my prayers. Stay safe! Bonnie