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September 18th, 2014 at 09:54 am

This drought just gets worse and worse.

Our family cabin is just a couple of miles from the BIG California wildfire. Frown

Sunday we heard there was a fire and started to worry. As of yesterday the fire was something like 40 square miles. It ballooned overnight to 110 square miles. I can't even wrap my brain around that...

Anyway, the fire started a couple of miles from the family cabin. It seems to be spreading north mostly into the wilderness. (Amazingly no structures burned yet??). The freeway is kind of a natural barrier and it seems they are having an easier time containing it on that side. (I think it's the only border that is the least bit contained). So there is hope. {I guess to be more clear: The fire is raging northwards, and a freeway divides the south end of the fire from a large amount of homes and business. Our family cabin is just a couple of miles south of the freeway}.

No one lives at the cabin and it contains no valuables. But, the home was built by dh's late Grandfather. His family would be absolutely devastated if it burned down. Some things are just priceless.

{Dh asked if he should retrieve anything, since we live the closest. No one has requested anything. Probably too late now - the roads are closed and so on}.

Of course, you can't help but feel for all the people who live there. Lots and lots of uncertainty. I heard a few days ago that it would take *weeks* to get it contained.

EDITED TO ADD: They arrested someone for deliberately setting this fire. Terrible!

10 Responses to “Fire”

  1. Bob B. Says:

    I've heard it's been really HOT in California. It's been the exact opposite here in Michigan - wet and unseasonably cool.

    I hope the fire gets contained soon.

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Oh geez...can't believe someone started it on purpose!!! So glad they got them. Keeping everyone in my prayers.

  3. Kiki Says:

    I grew up in Placerville. Pollock and those forests and mountains are my hometown! It is so sad to see this happening in my back yard-well 10 miles from my back yard. So sad.

  4. rob62521 Says:

    Why anyone would want to set a fire on purpose in such drought...Glad the person was caught.

    Hope things turn out OK, and memories are valuable, even if the cabin isn't there.

  5. Looking Forward Says:

    Hopefully the fire gets contained soon!
    We had some rain here last night and today, so maybe the moisture will make it over there. Smile

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I hope the fire is contained soon. Frown

  7. Tabs Says:

    I've seen pictures of the California drought, and wow, it is insane how low the local lakes and water tables are. Insane. And then fire on top of that?

  8. MonkeyMama Says:

    No updates lately. The fire stopped growing astronomically though. Phew! (I think has held pretty steady since I past posted).

  9. Kiki Says:

    90,000 acres and 35% contained. But this fire could burn for weeks if they decide not to fight in the areas with no residences.

    While devastating to the forests it also cleans them up quite a bit.

  10. MonkeyMama Says:

    78% contained!! Things are looking very good for our cabin today. Thanks to some rain. Phew!!!

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