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:

Containment: 65%
Deaths: 2
Acres Burned: 14,198
Homes Destroyed: 483

It has been a wild and crazy week!


  1. Thanks for keeping us informed. So nice that you could be there for your friends and their ponies.

    Hey, guess what....I'm on my 5th Laura Crum book (kindle too).

  2. Good news, I hope the winds stay calm and some rain would be good! :)

  3. I've been following the fire from soggy upstate NY. What lopsided weather we have! I hope you and your friends remain safe and the fire is contained 100% pronto!

  4. Good news. I hope it continues to improve. In the meantime, start doing a rain dance!

    Cindy Bee

  5. Glad they got to go home! That's promising and I hope more good news keep coming! No more fires!! I wish I could send all the rain we've been getting.


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