It is something that is always on your mind once it stops raining in the Spring until the rain starts again in the Fall. With the Rim Fire just a hair short of 200,000 acres, 34% contained, but full containment not until September 20th, and the constant "in your face" news coverage, you have to wonder when it will be your turn.
As you drive down the hill and out into the valley there are no less than eight places where fires have burned. You don't hear about them because the local firefighters just come and put them out. They're not big, but they could be. Next time you're in a Starbucks and come across a firefighter, buy him or her a cup of coffee.
If you look at the picture below (courtesy of Channel 3) that could just as easily be my driveway.
|Photo courtesy of KCRA 3 TV|
Some Summers you worry more than others. Some Springs you get more water and the threat isn't so bad. Other Springs, like this last one, was not very wet.
We knew this summer would be dry. We know the fire will come. They question is when?
ps, Last update on the Rim Fire unless some bad happens.