The Hayman wildfire is growing explosively… towards us. Augh.
Back in January of 2001, our house was threatened by a fast burning and serious wildfire in Alpine, California. It passed within a mile of our house to both the east and the south. That experience taught me that humans can do little (other than waste money) to combat an active wildfire. It’s all boils down to weather, weather, and weather.
Unfortunately, the sun and wind will be continuing for the next few days here in Sedalia. So this Hayman fire will likely continue to grow.
This whole summer is going to be miserable from a wildfire perspective. We didn’t get any moisture this spring. So we can only expect one fire after another.
I don’t worry about our house or the stuff in it. But I am concerned with the safety of the beasts, particularly since I will be absent for 22 of the next 27 days at various conferences.
UPDATE: The new perimeter map is now up. Click to enlarge to a readable size.