Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Un-nerved

We have over a hundred fires currently burning in our county, with sixty of them un-manned because there's just not enough firefighters to be on all of them. The smoke is pretty bad and we're under a health alert to stay inside. So with that order, fans and AC on and a fan venting to the outside, I was settling in for a relaxing day of sewing. Then I heard trucks outside, a LOT of trucks. At first I just stood there with my mouth open, gawking. Then I grabbed a camera......

I missed the fire trucks - but got a FEW of the crew and support trucks.....
Sorry for the out-of-focus pics....these guys were moving pretty quick!
It was a pretty long parade.......

The bulldozers were in the first half along with the fire trucks I missed..... altogether an impressive caravan of maybe 20 vehicles. I called Hunny right away -- "Where are these guys going???" Well, the closest fire is about 10 miles away in the hills behind us, and there's a back road at the end of our road that goes there. Obviously this is a better way to get there than the road in town that we've been hearing about. Now, am I nervous because they're so close, or happy that they're so close? Maybe I'll casually gather up some important stuff.......

LATE UPDATE - we found out tonight that the fire is just 5 1/2 miles away, and our road is now designated as a "FIRE ROAD". Now I'm really fidgety and nervous.......

7 comments:

Sew Create It - Jane said...

How scary. I do hope you all stay safe. I'll keep you in my thoughts!

Fabricfaire said...

Geez whiz! Pack your photos,sewing machines,and fabrics!

lyn said...

Hi Su Bee, my thoughts are with you, not an easy time. My DH was a volunteer fireman for 10 years.So, I can appreciate how you feel.Stay Safe. Regards Lyn

Karen said...

I'd be nervous, too! How scary.

Teresa said...

This makes me nervous just reading about it. The fires always look so awful on tv. Please be safe! I'll keep you in my prayers.

Lindah said...

Yes, scary, indeed! I hope they are successful in getting the fire contained right away. We have a whole bunch of fires in our county, too. Smoke is so thick!

blackbearcabin said...

sounds a bit scary, but at least there are a lot of firefighters on it already. be safe and hang tight!