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Friday, July 19, 2013

Cows, fire, and fence~Friday's Fences~071913

I took this photo of the Mountain fire on Tuesday and by Thursday the road was closed.  The cows weren't too concerned about the fire, which burned away from them and is now heading down into Palm Canyon and Andreas Canyon (the Palm Springs Indian canyons).  We will all watch the weather today because a monsoon is moving toward the valley and our mountains and that means wind shifts.  This fire is now over 22,000 and is the priority of the US Forest Service.  The entire towns of Idyllwild and Fern Valley have been evacuated and are ghost towns.  Friday's Fences for July 19, 2013.  To visit Friday's Fences, please go to:   http://lifeaccordingtojanandjer.blogspot.com/


LV said...

I hope there is a place for the cows to go as they will panic and run from the fire. They can smell it better than we can.

Barb said...

That fire is truly scary.

Anonymous said...

Hope the fire can be contained soon. Great photo documenting this tragic event.

Mark Alan Meader said...

Staying put here in Pine Cove.. we've been lucky so far, but minute by minute now for evacuation.

KT said...

This fire has been on the national news recently in Chicago...hope all is going well and the winds are calming down.