October 23, 2007

Fire Update

The news on the fires is not good. I won't try to duplicate the news reports here, but my buddy and his family have made their last update from the mountain. They were evacuated last night.

In looking at the fire maps, Dogwood Campground is within the fire perimeter and I have to suspect it was involved, if not consumed. The Strawberry Peak lookout is also within the fire area.

Green Valley Lake area got so bad that they pulled the emergency personnel out of the area for their safety. They expect to lose over 400 homes there. From the fire maps, the Campground is suspected consumed.

It is completely selfish of me to think about these campgrounds when so many homes and businesses have been lost to these fires. 113 homes have been lost so far to the Grass Valley Fire, and 25 in the Slide Fire.