Thursday, August 27, 2009

Here We Go Again

This was the scene we had around 8:50 a.m. this morning from our backyard. A fire broke out yesterday afternoon and it was quite smokey for quite a while. Towards evening, the smoke seemed to have dissipated quite a bit and we didn't see any last night while taking our nightly walk, but it seems as though it has kicked-up again or this is a different fire. As of this morning, the "Station Fire" was only 20% contained. This seems like it is closer to us, although I'm waiting for the local news to come on and see what the heck is going on. I just went out to take a look and it has gotten wider by the look of the smoke. We are constantly hearing airplanes as they go back and forth getting boron or water for their drops. This is very unsettling. It's good that it is nowhere near human homes, but I always think about all the poor animals who are affected. It seems like they are always the forgotten victims of wildfires.


Marie S said...

I am so sorry. I will keep you in my thoughts and hope that you and all the animals stay safe.
I hate this about living were we do.
My thoughts are with you.
Love and hugs.

farmlady said...

God, these fires. Always the fires. Makes me want to move to the Baja Coast or Gold's Beach in Oregon. Somewhere that I will never have to think about a wildland fire again. We haven't had one here in 40 years. That's just scary. Think how much dead brush has accumulated over those years.
Guess it's a trade off for living in God's country.
Hope all is well and no one's homes are damaged. I can't think about the animals. I guess they run to other areas. I hope so.