Sunday, December 17, 2017

Drawing the line

There are now, according to local news reports, nearly 1,500 fire engines deployed in the Santa Barbara/Montecito area.

Drawing the line, trying to send the raging Thomas Fire away. Somewhere else. Somewhere, not here.

The power is apparently out, from Ventura, nearly up to Lompoc.

So news reports tonight will probably be scarce.

The wind this weekend, here, nearly 400 miles away, was astonishing. Trees blew down everywhere, you could barely stand at times.

I'm sure in Santa Barbara County it was far, far worse.

From what I understand, schools are canceled, even hundreds of miles away, and everyone is just staying in their homes, trying to avoid the smoke and ash.

Everyone, that is, except those brave souls in those 1,500 fire engines.

Drawing the line.

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