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IMG_3664Summer has Arrived
So has Fire Season

This hot mess is named the Washington Fire.  Friday, when it started, it was a mere 75 acres.  As of this morning, it covers 10 miles.

The 30+ mile per hour winds we had yesterday caused massive growth.  Where no houses or structures were threatened, there are now homes evacuated, and historic cabins at risk.

For those of a geographic bent, this has closed Highway 89 over Monitor Pass, which is near Markleeville, CA.  500 personnel are at work trying to put it out.  At last report it is only 10% contained.

I hope this is the only fire we have this summer.   May it end soon.

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