I just wanted to send a quick update on the fire today and then I invite you to read the previous post reblogged from Freedom to a Full Life. Katrina’s beautiful words reflect how I’m feeling today.
Today, it is very smoky – so much so – that the smoke could be mistaken for a think fog if everything didn’t smell like a campfire. It has been cooler for the past few days and normally we would open up the house to bring in the fresh air, but not today. While the authorities say that the fire is still growing, it did not grow exponentially yesterday. It went from 37,000 to 43,000 acres. Still a lot, but not as much percentage-wise as the previous two days. And the Sheriff tweeted this morning that there is some containment – very good news.
The reports are starting to come in about damaged and destroyed homes, but the evacuees still don’t know which ones or how bad. The initial reports say around one hundred structures in Rist Canyon – but they are expecting to identify more as investigators can get into the burned areas safely. More firefighters and air support are coming in today and the winds are still cooperating.