Anne N. Mouse: Blog

Another update

August 4, 2018
Posted at 1:17 pm
 

The fire here is now 41% contained. It has burned just under 142,000 acres. I thought I saw that at least 1000 homes had been destroyed. It actually got a lot closer to my apartment than I thought. I think if I was reading the map correctly this AM while cleaning the CC at the fire camp that it was around 3/4 of a mile away on the opposite side of the river at the closest.
One thing that spread this fire so badly was the phenomena known as firenado... Yes there was one in this fire.

Repopulation

August 3, 2018
Posted at 4:11 pm
 

Almost all evacuation orders have been lifted here. Of course the fire is still less than 50% contained... But it seems that they are fairly confident of which neighborhoods are threatened. I was never closer than about two miles from the lines. I had to deal with closed roads getting in and out of my apartment at times, but never all the roads....

Still safe at home

July 30, 2018
Posted at 1:19 am
 

Well my part of town hasn't been mandatorily evacuated. Even the people who left voluntarily just rolled back in so... I think I might be safe. The fire is still only 17% contained. It's a big one!

Update

July 28, 2018
Posted at 11:12 pm
 

Still no word from the county sheriff. Which is the good part. Not moving until, unless ordered. Got my plan together for that though! All I need to snag now is my computer, and it's a lappy. Checked the incident report and they haven't changed much except a couple of road closures.
I promise I'm staying alert!

Evacutation!

July 28, 2018
Posted at 7:51 pm
 

My home town is in the path of one of the CA wild fires. I haven't yet received a mandatory evacuation notice, but expect one any time this evening. Moved most of my clothes (even if it is my dirty laundry [I was due to do laundry today and got called to work then haven't yet found a laundromat that isn't in the already evacuated section of town]) That's what I get for having a favorite and not knowing where the rest are!