Sunday, June 16, 2013

Those are not clouds in the sky



Tonight when I went out to do chores, I saw some smoke, didn't have my camera so after I got half of my chores done the smoke kept growing, went in and got my camera, for some reason I never remember to keep it with me at all times.  This is a wildfire burning in Madera County, and also one in Mariposa County,  the news said about 135 homes in Mariposa County have been evacuated and more put on standby.  Further up Hwy 41 in the town of Coarsegold they have had 17 fires in the last couple of weeks and suspect maybe it is arson, and there is another small one there tonight.

It's going to be a long hot summer and the thought of someone deliberately setting fires is unbelievable, thinking of all our firefighters that have to be out there in this heat with all their gear and praying for their safety. 






13 comments:

  1. No!!! That's too bad. Hope it gets put out quickly.

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  2. wildfire is terrible and terrifying enough. suspected arson just makes my stomach turn. truly awful! bless those who fight to save lives and property.

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  3. Ugh. Fires of any kind are such a scary thing. I don't think the law is hard enough on arsonists. But that's just my opinion.

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  4. I'm with Mama Pea. If setting wild fires is not a felony, then it should be. With serious prison time. Fire is such a terrifying threat - especially when you have livestock as well. Hope you, your neighbors, and all the firefighters come through this unscathed.

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  5. People are sick to start a fire like this. Sure hope you guys get some rain. Feel so bad for the ones that lose their home and belongings. Hope you stay ok my friend.

    Felicia

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  6. I think arson should be tried as attempted murder. It's obviously 'grand theft'!

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  7. As a CA native, fire season is terrifying. Arsonists should be burned at the stake as far as I'm concerned.

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  8. I hope they have gotten a handle on those fires by now! I just don't understand why someone would want to deliberately start a fire. Grrrr...

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  9. Oh goodness. Of all the "sicko's" arsonist are at the top of the list. Like you I fear for the fire fighters as well as the people who have to evacuate and those who lose it all.

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  10. I know first hand how horrible this can be and we have 12 fires going in Colorado right now. Evacuation was scary but not knowing if my animals were alive was the worst. Stay safe Dear One and know that you are not alone. Sending Love, Llight and Prayers.

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  11. This is something that makes me SO angry...someone setting fires. While I'm on a rant...let's stop putting folks in jail, let's put them in stripped clothes, ball and chain them together and make them WORK. Let's make jail so dang uncomfortable, people don't want to go back...let them pay for their own 3 hots and a cot.
    Rant over; thank you for listening.
    grin

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