This photo that I found on the web sums it all up....DEVASTATION.....Early yesterday afternoon around 1:45pm the winds flared up....embers flew...and the fire jumped the fire line...2000 more people have been evacuated....Firefighters are working like mad to get this fire under control before the winds kick up again today.
This fire has my heart sick.....I am so fortunate to live in the foothills...on top of a mountain surrounded by forest.....I don't take it for granted. I also KNOW how very very important it is to keep defensible space around your home....I also realize in some cases that there is nothing anyone can do once a wildfire gets out of control and starts crowning in trees....These poor people didn't stand a chance with the intensity of this fire. Forest Officials still believe it was caused by humans.....but have not determined yet if it was arson or accidental...they are leaning towards 'accidental' with the cause possibly being a cigarette. I am praying for all the people at Lake Tahoe who lost their homes.......I am praying they get a handle on this fire today....and last but not least..I am THANKFUL that NO LIVES have been lost! "THINGS" can always be replaced..."PEOPLE" CAN NOT !!!!!!
Labels: Lake Tahoe/ Angora Fire