Friday, May 31, 2013

To Recap the Week

It's been an interesting week around here.

Monday:  Forest fire.

Tuesday:  Grass fire.

Wednesday:  Earthquake.

OK!  That's enough!

We are so fortunate that these events were not worse.  The first fire started in a campground.  The official cause has been ruled accidental:  "It appears it began as a result of embers escaping an approved fire-use site."  Here's a video from some campers evacuating.



The second fire started from power lines sparking in a high wind. It swept through an open field on the edge of a small town. Had the wind been blowing the other way, the town would have been in jeopardy.

The earthquake was only 4.6 and did no damage.

All in all, we were lucky.  So that's what I'm thankful for this week.

8 comments:

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

That is a scary week! Watching the video made me nervous and reminds me why I shouldn't live out of town here. We have friends who lost their home years ago and other friends who came very, very close to losing their house (the fire jumped the road about a block away).

Gary's third pottery blog said...

egad, life in "paradise"!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

The word fire is scary enough on its own for me. Glad all is okay with you.

Patience_Crabstick said...

Holy cow, that's a lot of action. I hope things are calmer this week.

T.J. said...

MAN! close calls!!!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Good grief! What's next? Blizzard? Volcano? Locusts?

Janet said...

Yikes! Glad all is ok!

Susan said...

Oh Califonia! At least we don't have 2 months of cicadias...