The Station Fire
The hills behind our house are on fire and have been for the last two days. They're calling it the "Station Fire" in honor of a ranger station that's probably toast by now – I hope not. Don't worry, folks – we're ok, but it's heartbreaking to see our trees and hiking trails consumed in flame and to think of all of the plants and animals that lived in what has grown to be a 5,500 acre fire with no end in sight. Just at the top of our street is an Edison easement that has been co-opted into a hiking/riding trail and we've been heading up there a few times a day to see how things are. Jane's been documenting the wreckage, but she'd rather be documenting the regrowth. Be very careful, folks, the hills are dry and resources are stretched. Report any activity that seems arson-related or just plain stupid. BTW – we've been updating the slideshow day by day.