Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Fire update - a bit of good news

Our friend got her horse out - the horses headed out to a different area where they were able to access the herd from another road in time. I've heard from others that they aren't doing so well. Evacuations continue.

The big fire still rages out of control. Firefighters are working, now more than 50 hours straight.

Here at the lake, we are safe. But here's a video showing how quick it can change (this was a beautiful park, a real jewel in this area that has been a goal of mine to ride at. Now, it's 90% gone.).





Interactive map of the fires is available here.

I was hoping without the big winds it would be out by now. But after watching that video I realize that we are just one giant tinderbox.

I find myself even missing the mosquitoes which have been non existent this summer. Because there is no standing water anywhere.

This would be a good time for a miracle.

20 comments:

Veronica Foale said...

Praying for you guys. x

Cheryl Ann said...

Oh, my! That did move fast and I can see that one wouldn't have much time to get out of the way. Stay safe!

Allenspark Lodge said...

Amen.

Bill

Maia said...

There's a new hurricane forming in the gulf of Mexico, let's pray it comes your way.

Mikey said...

Wow. That's a powerful video. Praying for everyone out there dealing with the fires.

Wolfie said...

I can't believe how quickly that ground fire in the video spread. The fire fighters have their hands full for sure. Thinking of you and hoping that your wish for a miracle comes true. Stay safe!!

Dan and Betty Cooksey said...

Prayers for you guys.

Dan

PS: We will try to connect with your friends here in Maui. Thanks for the info.

Margaret said...

Thanks for sharing this! It moves so fast... wish for no wind as well as lots of rain. I used to live in San Antonio. My heart really goes out to you and Texas.

Fetlock said...

Many years ago when we had horrible fires in the north part of our state I remember watching a video shot by a local news camera crew--they were pedal-to-metal trying to outrace a blaze in an open field next to a road. People have a hard time visualizing what a wind-driven wildfire in a high-fuel situation can do. I'm so sorry this is happening, and I'm hoping the end will soon be in sight...

Laura Crum said...

Breathe--Just wanted to say that I'm thinking of you. I've been through the wildfire thing a few years ago-one came very close, so I know how scary it is. Many good wishes for your continuing safety and that of your family and critters.

Laura Crum said...

Breathe--Just wanted to say that I'm thinking of you. I've been through the wildfire thing a few years ago-one came very close, so I know how scary it is. Many good wishes for your continuing safety and that of your family and critters.

Shirley said...

Lord, have mercy! Send rain!

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

That's intense. I'm doing my rain chant for you.

aurora said...

O-h m-y goodness, how devastating! Truly hoping the fires subside sooner then later...stay safe.

eventer79 said...

It's good to stay safe, but I wouldn't worry too much about the park -- those systems are supposed to burn and it regenerates a lot of successional habitat types very quickly. Suppression of all fire nearly always does more harm than good.

John and Regina Zdravich said...

Oh Heavens! I cannot imagine what that must be like. Prayers are going out to all of you. Stay safe....

ToCatchAPony said...

That is very scary,if I could ship you some Scottish rain I would! I really hope you get some very, very soon.

Life at Star's Rest said...

My prayers for everyone in the fire's path. We know too well the horror and fear of big fires here and my heart goes out to everyone.

I hate to even leave the house during fire season because I have such fear of the roads being closed down and trapping our horses.

Carmon

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

And around here I've been complaining about the mosquito and the unseasonable humidity due to our late monsoon season and rains.
This past weekend it rained for over 9 hours slow and steady. As you probably know that's rare for us, too. We can expect the monsoons to dump flash flood type rains on us for an hour and then the storm is over.

I can't remember the last time it's rained this late in the season here in New Mexico and we've been living here for over 18 years now.

I wish some of this moisture would move over the areas burning all over Texas.

~Lisa

achieve1dream said...

That is so scary!! I'm glad your friend got her horses out.