Monday, July 30, 2018

The CARR FIRE




We're good. I took Char home an hour ago, as they are starting to re-populate certain evacuated areas. We are east of the fire, about 7 miles from the first evacuated line. We have heavy smoke and ash falling from darkened skies.  It's a mess everywhere but can't complain. We've been spared this time.

This area will never be the same. Our Whiskeytown National Recreation Area has burned all around the lake. Campsites gone - everything is pretty much gone. One of my many "happy places" it is a huge loss.

The only "disaster" I've been in - was in 1989 - the Loma Prieta Earthquake. Once again, with only minor damage, a cracked foundation, broken glass and pictures, we were spared.

I just don't know what is going to happen. I know many who have lost their homes. This will change our town forever.

Many good people are helping.

I am sure everyone has heard of the Grandpa who left his home and the fire overtook his wife and 2 young grandchildren. GUTWRENCHING!

https://www.gofundme.com/ed-bledsoe-and-family-lost-all

http://www.actionnewsnow.com/content/news/Surviving-family-member-speaks-after-tragic-death-of-wife-grandchildren-in-Carr-Fire-489477061.html

7 comments:

  1. It boggles the mind...very sad.

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  2. Happy you and yours are ok. I know folks wonder how we in the Midwest deal with tornados all the time, while we flat landers wonder how you folks deal with wild fires. Take care

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  3. I'm glad you are not in the line of fire. Praying for those left behind in the wake of the Carr Fire. So, so sad. God bless the first responders!!

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  4. This is just horrible :(

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  5. I am so sorry for your loss over there on the other side of the world. There are people coming from Australia to help (firefighters I believe), so we were told on the news this morning. It is a tragic situation and one we here in Australia face every summer. I hope you can all get your lives back on track again but it will take a lot of hard work and for some their lives will never be the same. I am thinking of you all.

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  6. I am so sorry for your loss over there on the other side of the world. There are people coming from Australia to help (firefighters I believe), so we were told on the news this morning. It is a tragic situation and one we here in Australia face every summer. I hope you can all get your lives back on track again but it will take a lot of hard work and for some their lives will never be the same. I am thinking of you all.

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  7. It is so good to read that you are well and the fire didn't have a huge effect on you and those you care about

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