Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Forest Fire Nearby

Yesterday starting a 3:45 P.M. a forest fire blazed on a mountain
opposite the one on which we live. By the night time it was blazing in
full view. Winds here were dry and gusting up to 55 M.P.H.
making it a real challenge to contain. Fire fighters were
called out to from all neighboring counties. I awoke this morning
to hear on the radio that all homes that were in
jeopardy were saved! We were able to procure these
photos across the valley to the mountain top that
was involved. I had never seen a fire line
so clearly and from this vantage point
before in my life.
Praises to all involved in fighting this fire.
It was really something to watch at night!
Let's hope that it is a one time event.
Apparently, it was started when
the high winds caused a tree to
fall down across electric lines...
I would say that I can surmise thus
far that living in the High Country
is not for the faint of heart.


  1. Oh my goodness, lg! How frightening! I am so glad you have such dedicated fire fighters around you and that the homes were saved. And especially glad that you and your family are safe, too.

  2. That's too close! I worry about that all the time. I am glad you are safe.

  3. How horrifying! I'm so glad that no one was injured and that homes weren't lost. So scary!

  4. The fire is smoldering again at the base of the mountain (it is about 2:00 P.M. the next day now.) :(

  5. Not to worry; it was a controlled burn by the fire department to make the area more stable :) All is well.


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