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Rim Fire

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 – it isn’t 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 don’t 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:

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  • MISSG180
    I hope you came through all that okay.
    1591 days ago
    Wow, amazing pictures. Glad you are safe now!
    1698 days ago
  • JACKIE542
    So many fires this year, hope you are safe. emoticon
    1701 days ago
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