Sunday, September 21, 2014
Outside Looking In
Hoping Ginger had learned her lesson, I went out in the evening to tuck everyone in. That was a futile hope as we had a rerun of the night before and once again I had to leave her to her fate. I'll bet she was one sorry chicken. Well after dark, a big thunder-and-lightning storm rolled in, with strong gusting wind but only a smattering of rain.
There has been no update since 9:30 last night, when the King was at 81,994 acres. Fingers crossed that no new fires were started by lightning. Hwy. 50 through Placerville is lined with signs thanking the firefighters, and placards hang on every overpass. Camille called with a full report, saying that she had talked with a firefighter from Orange County who told her that he'd never seen such community support. "We never see anything like this at home." I've heard that no personnel can pay for anything in any restaurant; either the food is given free or the bill is paid by patrons.
UPDATE: 7:15 a.m., 82,018 acres, 5,094 personnel.
No update available on Ginger at this time.