Monday, June 17, 2013
...and then, there were none!
Yesterday brought fabulous news... our neighborhood's status was changed from "Mandatory Evacuation" to "Pre-Evacuaion". That means our evacuees could return him, as long as they were ready to evacuate within an hour. So, at 8:30 PM, when the announcement was broadcast, all of our guests packed up...
.... and left.
Do you blame them? (Was it something I said?!)
The horses will remain until the pre-evacuation status is changed. Then they, too, will be back in home paddocks and pastures. What a wild week it as been.
The fire is not out. There are still many people who remain on mandatory evacuation, and many people who do not have a home to come home to. How devastating. The incident commander feels that he may have this 'wrapped up' by the end of Thursday.
The current evacuation map is as follows:
The Black Forest Fire statistics are as follows:
Acres Burned: 14,198
Homes Destroyed: 483
It has been a wild and crazy week!
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