Sunday, August 25, 2013
Boy can things change fast! A week ago a fire started near our town. By Monday, it was clear it would be coming our way. We watched daily to see if it would encroach upon the residential areas near us or if the fire fighters would be able to keep it to the forest. I hear the Rim Fire is the biggest forest fire in the country right now. Between the air attack and the folks on the ground, hardly any structures were lost. It could have been so much worse. But Ė it isnít really over yet. The fire has moved on and is heading toward another Sierra Nevada community in our area. I am feeling relief for my friends but concerned because folks I donít know are facing the same threat we just escaped.
Some of the fire trucks sent to help out:
Sikorsky Sky Crane refilling tank with fire retardant:
One of the two DC-10s dropping a BIG load on the fire: