ugh, the wind has picked up again. Poor firefighters.
A friend volutarily evacuated his home because the fire was a mile from his house. He said there were engines and firefighters all around his home as well. He had to leave some dogs and horses. He isnt sure how many of his bosses cows are gone. He also said his bosses land has nothing left for the cows to graze at all. He also suggested to me to pack a bag incase the wind shifted. Tonight the wind is supposed to stay at the current direction, but tomorrow night it is shifting towards my house from the direction the fire is burning. I hope they can get it under control, but the wind ....the wind is awful......and is going to stay awful.
the schools are closed, the towns are evacuated. We are under such severe fire restrictions that you cant even smoke outdoors. Pretty much nothing allowed that is able to start a fire, and dont know what started this one.
The land that is burning is heavy density pine and undergrowth and probably needed to either burn or be cleared, but not like this in this wind.
This is the town(s) that I visit when I go to walmart and run my errands. It is really only about 20 miles from my house the way the crow flies. And most of it is forest.
It is going to be hard to sleep tonight. I hate this.