Saturday, March 22, 2014

Glad this didn't happen in summer

We are very paranoid about fire out here in our high altitude desert.  The Gamble Oaks that grow in this area are always half-dead and can spread a fire in a heartbeat.  Fortunately, in winter the snow keeps that from happening.

Julie took this yesterday as she drove up Deer Valley Dr.  The police had arrived but the firetrucks hadn't yet, which is surprising since they have a station about a mile from the fire.
This house is down at the base of our hill, so given a dry summer and a good breeze, we could see the fire march up the hill in our direction.  Always a worry.

Fortunately, the fire was put out quickly and it never got much worse than this.
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