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Fire update

Monday, July 29, 2013

So far, the closest fires are still about 15 miles away from us.

The DEQ has determined that our air quality is hazardous, so me and Bad Leroy Brown are staying inside with all doors and windows closed. He wants so badly to go outside and sit in his sunbeam (one of our daily rituals) but there's no sunshine today.

Our county has been declared in a state of emergency which will bring in more ground fire fighters.

There are so many fires going right now. The one nearest us is #2. The access is through rugged, rocky terrain which makes it hard to access by ground. The smoke is so bad that the helicopters (to drop in the fire crews) and fire retardant planes cannot be used at this time.

I am so thankful that we have only smoke and ashes . . . . rather than fiery hot fire brands falling from the sky.

I tried to post a link to a video of the smoke from the fires but it won't allow me to post it . . .

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SARAHTAIT 7/31/2013 6:37PM glad you are safe. I hope they can get the fires out before too long.
Keep me posted.

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HOLLYM48 7/30/2013 6:50PM

    Stay safe. Hope the fires are out soon!

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2BDYNAMIC 7/30/2013 6:17PM

    I have been watching all this stuff on the news .......... so awful ....... and I hope you will be able to get outdoors soon ................... so sorry!

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    Prayers for you - I hope everyone is safe and sound and stays that way.

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ALIHIKES 7/30/2013 11:23AM

    Hoping and praying for you and all others affected by the smoke and fires

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BELTONWALKER67 7/30/2013 9:57AM

    Praying that you will stay safe and that these fires will soon be under control. emoticon

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NELLJONES 7/30/2013 7:57AM

    Stay safe!! I cannot imagine what you are going through. We don't have fires like that here on the east coast.

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KAYYVAUGHN 7/30/2013 7:15AM

    is it safe for you to stay home?

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PMRUNNER 7/30/2013 5:49AM

    stay safe!

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TRESSWANN 7/30/2013 5:15AM

    In our thoughts and prayers, stay safe

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BONNIEMARGAY 7/30/2013 3:58AM

    Wishing you relief.

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JTREMBATH 7/30/2013 3:13AM

    Keep safe emoticon

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CATHYGETSFIT 7/30/2013 2:45AM

    I hope that you and your home will be spared and that they'll be able to get the fire under control soon. Stay safe.

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WARRIORGIRL121 7/30/2013 12:50AM

    Oh honey, I am sorry to hear this! I will pray for you and your neighbors! emoticon

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SLIMMERJESSE 7/30/2013 12:30AM

    We've had some very bad fires here in San Diego, to the point of almost evacuating one year. Stay safe.

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FLEMIDG 7/30/2013 12:23AM

    Hope everything works out well for you. God bless you.

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MSLZZY 7/29/2013 11:21PM

    Stay inside and stay safe. I think it would be worse to see the video and know how close you are to a very dangerous situation.

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KELLIEBEAN 7/29/2013 10:15PM

    I'm praying for you. I hope for relief for your area soon. Continued safety wishes to you.


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FELINEBETTER 7/29/2013 10:08PM

    OMG! I'm praying for rain for you and sending positive thoughts to you, hubby and Leroy. emoticon

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MERRYMARY42 7/29/2013 10:01PM

    hoping for a rain, high humidity soon, take care

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    Praying that they'll be able to get the fire under control soon or that you'll get a LOT of rain to help out. Stay safe. emoticon

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BEBOP4ME 7/29/2013 7:54PM

    Thinking of you and all the people affected by these fires.

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GABY1948 7/29/2013 7:36PM

    Stay safe...we pray for all the fire areas/people!

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WALLAHALLA 7/29/2013 6:24PM

    keep safe emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 7/29/2013 6:22PM

    I will keep hoping and praying for you and your home.

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