So from last years fire, I know we had at least 15 customers lose their homes. This one will once again yield a similar report. We have many customers directly in the fires path, and we have worked through there even earlier this week. Initial reports are 80-100 homes gone, but the sun is just coming up, so no hard numbers yet. One customer in the direct path even called me yesterday morning before the fire, letting me know she sold the house and was passing on our info to the new owners.
We are about one mile from the west edge of the evac zone, but the fire is moving to the east due to the high winds (which have currently died down). So far we are safe, but conditions are ripe for it to flare and spread again, or even another fire could start. All vehicles are packed up with essentials, and my GF flies to Florida today for a conference so she will miss any excitement.
And people wonder why their grass is dieing here
So damn dry and hot, and no rain in sight. Wheat farmers are devastated this year. Once again, I need to find a new profession. Maybe that crossing guard photo that Mike posted is the right idea.