Sunday, 5 July 2015

On Hold

BC is getting hit hard with wildfires right now, and the coastal area I live and work in is no exception. That means no trip home to see Ginger this weekend, but on the plus side both Bridget and Ginger live in unaffected areas.

Where I'm living is fairly close to a large fire (about 2 miles away) so I'm slightly on edge, but not super worried. We woke up this morning to bright orange skies and ash falling everywhere, so I think it's safe to say there will be no riding or other sports this weekend - the air quality is terrible!
The above was taken midday. Scary skies!

Fingers crossed no further evacuations are necessary and the forest service crews stay safe and get better containment of the fires closest to residences soon. 

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    1. We're safe here, I think. Keeping my fingers crossed hard for other areas and of course all the fire fighters. This is pretty much unheard of for the "Wet Coast"

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  2. I'll have my fingers crossed for you!

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    1. I can hear the helicopters and water bombers heading back and forth over my house and feel positive they'll get a handle on it. Other areas aren't so lucky though ...it's so sad, not just for the people and animals, but some of the forests here are hundreds of years old. Thanks for the good thoughts! :)

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  3. Wow, that's scary! I hope you stay safe!

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  4. Oh wow, thinking of you. How scary :(

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  5. that's horrifying - please stay safe !

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  6. Holy snizah.... be safe, that is insane!

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