1/3" of rain was received. It didn't stop the fire by any means but things have slowed down considerably! We are up to 19,269 burned acres.
The way this was described on the recorded message brought tears to my eyes. To the effect (this isn't word for word) "The blackened faces of the firefighters turned upwards welcoming the rain"...doesn't that just give you an image in your mind??? And a lump in your throat?
On a personal note, the wind doesn't seem to be to bad yet. With the rain, and the fact that the fire has settled down a bit, this could turn out to be a VERY good day.
If you are wanting to help, consider taking donations of sandwiches (no mayo, eggs or peanut butter), cookies, chips, energy bars, bottles of Gatorade and water, jerky, cheese sticks, etc. The latest request calls for zip-lock sandwich bags and bite size veggies and fruit. Items can be dropped off at the command center at 4 Mile Corner market or the Luce Co. comm. Resource Center, formally YAP.
1 week ago