below a collage I created with PSE6 using Internet images
taken during the disaster and after the fire passed.
Although 500 fire-fighters were 'in place' and ready to respond in the area due to 'red flag' warnings because of extremely low humidity & Santa Ana winds, there was no way to contain it with 60mph winds gusting & swirling ... creating extremely dangerous conditions for fire-fighters.
More than 2700 acres have burned ... 5,000 residents have been asked to evacuate ... some homes have been destroyed and thousands of structures are threatened. Olive View Medical Center (a hospital in the area) is without power (when back up generators failed after electricity went out). They've evacuated critical care patience from their ICU but are working with flashlights while workers are attempting to restore power as quickly as possible.
Please pray for quick containment and for everyone affected ... especially the fire-fighters facing dangerous conditions on precarious terrain.
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this video containing food for thought.
It's well worth your time!
Thought for Today
"You have to do something in your life that is honorable and not cowardly if you are to live in peace with yourself, and for the firefighter it is fire." Larry Brown