The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #157903   Message #3737164
Posted By: Joe Offer
14-Sep-15 - 12:22 AM
Thread Name: BS: Mudcatters near fires out west
Subject: RE: BS: Mudcatters near fires out west
Here's a link to the most up-to-date fire reports in Northern California:
It's distressing to see that the Valley Fire in Lake County (not far from Nape) has taken hundreds of structures and has burned 50,000 acres.

The fire that affects us here in Applegate is the Butte Fire in Amador County. It has burned 65,000 acres and taken 214 structures. We're 65 miles away, but we haven't seen the sun for two days because of the smoke. We may not be in danger, but it's spooky outside and very uncomfortable.

I think this is the worst fire season I can remember since I arrived in California in 1970. Last year wasn't a bad season by comparison, but there was a major fire that started a few hundred yards from my home. That's the most directly I've been affected by fire. I hope it never comes that close again.