I have an even deeper appreciation for what I see Californians facing during fire season.
My neighbor sent me these photos of Monday's fire near our neighborhood. The pictures I took were of the fire before it swept across the hill. These pictures were taken later after the fire crossed the hill and was ravaging this ridge. I am grateful to the person who keeps the field in this picture mowed. It kept the fire from coming further down the hill.
There was an all out battle - 3 helicopters with buckets , 2 tanker planes dropping water, and a plane dropping retardant.
In all, 600 acres burned. The excitement is over. for us. There are other fires in this region. We are left with a charred hillside but thankfully no lives or houses were lost. amazing.