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The Fires Are Roaring

FireAfter several months of fires springing up and being contained quickly, the fire season has really taken off in the West.

British Columbia has seen larger and more frequent fires as a result of the continuing drought, and now California has gotten busy this week.

The Bull Run Creek Fire started in the Sequoia National Forest early Monday morning. and the West Fire, also in Kern County, started yesterday afternoon.

The West Fire has already destroyed 30 structures and consumed more that 1,200 acres, while the Bull Run Creek Fire is approaching residential properties around Kernville and has expanded to more than 11,000 acres.

California has declared a state of emergency, but that won’t make the money needed to fight the fires magically appear.


1 cookie jill { 07.29.10 at 1:09 am }

I have a feeling this year because we are so parched…we’re pooched…and poached.

2 Bryan { 07.29.10 at 10:15 am }

Nice alliteration, Jill. Puns will be next 😉

With dry lightning, morons, and pyros the summer and fall will be a whole lot hotter.

3 Steve Bates { 07.29.10 at 2:52 pm }

“Nice alliteration, Jill. Puns will be next ;)” – Bryan

Let me encourage that!

Please stay safe, Jill. It’s getting more and more difficult to do so if you live on the coast or near a forest. Or in the mountains. Or on the prairie. Or near the ocean, black with oil…