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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 . . .
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