Saturday, August 6, 2016
Start To Finish
The trip to Cameron Park was uneventful; another week crossed off the calendar.
I'd just finished an early dinner when a neighbor called. Could I see smoke over to the north from my place? She'd heard sirens, never a good sound. Going out to look, I could see a smoky haze, but no column or plume. Of course I called Camille and left a message. It's the Fair Play version of jungle drums. She called back shortly and had checked the local FB page. There was a fire burning up Slug Gulch and down on Rocky Bar Road, a fairly inaccessible area not far from here. Cam called again a little later and said "they" were asking for people with pickup trucks to help transport the fire crews down to the line. It was about an hour before sundown so I jumped in my truck (4WD) and took off. Anything to help those who do so much for us. As it turned out when I got to the staging site, no one had asked for trucks and none were needed so it seemed prudent to just get out of their way. The best part of this story is that the fire was contained to about ten acres and was out before dark.
An interesting day, start to finish.