Wednesday, August 8, 2012

{Smokin' Hot}

We're on fire again.  This is the 2nd fire we've had this year.  We are on evacuation alert, but have been told not to panic.  I personally don't think it will burn too far down the mountain.  It sure has been smokey.  It has also drawn a lot of  attention from the community.  Neighbors you never see have been spotted out on the corner keeping tabs on the progression, and cars pulling over on the side of the road to snap pictures. 

Looking at the time progression of the above photos, you can see at 3 p.m. that the fire was really burning, and by 7 p.m. the fire has receded.

Above:  Channel News 4 on their way to cover the fire.
Below:  They made our church parking lot the staging area where firemen, policemen, and work crews were stationed.

For Young Men's/Young Women's we ended up going to a park to do relay races.  We were out for just over an hour.  When I got home, I smelled like I had been camping.  I hate it when my hair smells like smoke.  Yuck!

I went to check the fire tonight at 10 p.m. and it looks and smells like they got it out (or at least they have it contained).  The wind was on our side and it was blowing to the south east which kept it from coming down the hillside toward the houses.  And while we were at Mutual, it sprinkled a little bit.  It has been interesting to watch and to see just how powerful these fires can be.  Sure makes you think about how prepared you are in case you ever do get evacuated. 

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