Archive | June 2016

Things That Are Awesome

Stress!! No, stress is NOT awesome. This has been an incredibly stressful 4 days. As you may have seen in my previous post, we had a wild fire burning very close to town. We’ve been watching all the updates and listening to the press conferences and things are looking better and better. This morning we were given an official 30% containment. Still under the pre-evacuation notice while the clean up and maintain the fire line on the north side of the fire but it’s been holding for 2+ days and they are confident the fire won’t progress past the line towards town. So I’ll just say, I’m sure we won’t be evacuated.

So…The things that are awesome…well 30% containment and good news regarding the fire.

People, men and women, who put their lives on the line to fight these fires for us.

Fighting from the ground

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Fighting from the air

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Things That Suck….

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This and people who do this. Still no idea if this was human caused or just how it started. My bet is human.

The cedar creek fire was discovered yesterday around 1:00. My mom and I saw it and decided to drive out and see where it was exactly. From the north it didn’t look too bad.

Fire from the north, Just after starting.

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View from the south side of the fire

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So now we are on a Pre-Evacuation order just waiting for the news. Honestly though, after listening to the press conference, it seems to me that they feel a little cautiously optimistic about this thing.

In 2002 we had a monster fire that had us evacuated for 2 weeks, some people longer. This fire is moving into that old burn area and an area that has been cleared or treated, which is thankfully slowing it down.

As of now there are no evacuations ordered.