Well we have been living in the smoke filled mountains for almost 4 weeks now. The fire fighters are amazing....They are well trained and diligent in their efforts. There have been very few injury's, no structures lost. The forest however has burned close to 140,000 acres. That is not counting the surrounding county's, Shasta Co., Butte Co. and on, and on in California. The president will be in Shasta Co. today and fly over our area and the fires here.
Our friend Fritz took these pictures. The first photo was taken Tuesday about 7:00 p.m. It was quite scary and only about 10 or 15 miles from our town. It looks like two large fires might burn together..I don't know what our forest will be like when this is over, or how long it will take to recover. I remember Yellowstone...new life starts in the spring, slow but sure the renewal comes.
GOD BLESS THE FIREFIGHTERS.....They leave their family's to protect us. We pray for their safe return.