Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Staying Home

Just can't justify going up to Upper Lake and having a good time when so many friends and co-workers are sitting in evacuation shelters wondering if they even have a home left.

Latest on the Butte Fire (Amador and Calaveras Counties). 71,660 acres with 37% containment. 277 structures lost. 

Latest on the Valley Fire (up in Lake County) 67,000 acres with 15% containment. Two towns virtually destroyed. Middletown and Cobb. 585 homes destroyed and possibly another 100.

We're staying home.  


  1. Totally understand. It's heartbreaking. One tragic snapshot: a young woman we know just bought her first house two weeks ago. It was in the path of the Valley Fire. She doesn't know if it is still standing. Now she's gotten word that her father's home, vehicle and place of work were burnt to the ground. It's going to be a long road to recovery. Can't imagine.

    P.S. We've been watching the Butte Fire too, knowing a few people in the area. The week before the Oak Fire was 4 air miles from our cabin. Stay safe!

  2. How sad it has been to read your reports and the news about the fires. Glad my buddy Mark is okay and staying home.

  3. Mark.. hope all your friends and family stay safe.. Thankfully wildfires are a common problem over in the UK . But it must be bloody awful...