Friday, June 19

It’s that time again….

Once more it’s time to get nervous when we go to bed. We may awaken to this scene, only a little more intense.
 
Low smoke starts to fill our valley.

This smoke is from a fire in nearby Oakhurst. The fire is moving away from us, into the National Forest. Currently at 300 acres (120 hectares), it is expected to grow much more due to its location, an area where firefighting is not very easy. Around here there is not even a breeze, so that helps.

If you’re curious, you can check The Fresno Bee for updates. They are often a day late in reporting out-of-town news, but you’ll get some idea of what’s going on. They’re at fresnobee.com.

3 comments:

Agneta and David said...

We can honestly say: "we do NOT miss that part much ! " Stay safe, you hear!

Tom Hurley said...

I'm no stranger to wildfires. I experienced the infamous Harlow Fire of July 1961. It nearly destroyed everything at our little place except the house! We were "lucky"(?) I guess.

Susan said...

I know you are all vigilant and have good survival/conservation plans, but be careful. Those fire beasts are so strong...