Thursday, May 15, 2014

Reef's First Fire Scare

Wildfires continued to rage throughout San Diego County Thursday morning, leaving tens of thousands of residents unsure of when, and whether, they might be able to return home.

At least nine fires have ravaged more than 9,000 acres, destroying homes and forcing thousands to flee in communities throughout North County. Local officials say the blazes, which prompted Gov. Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency, are the worst they've seen in years.

Reef Indy did not seem too concerned about the fires around his home in Fallbrook, California.  Mom and Dad kept their eyes open, just in case it became necessary to evacuate.  The two fires close to our (Oma & Opa's and Reef's) homes were named the the Tomahawk Fire and the Highway Fire.

By far the region's largest fire, the Tomahawk Fire, scorched thousands of acres on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. That fast-moving brush fire prompted evacuations, but military aircraft were making inroads in battling it.

Hundreds also fled the Highway Fire, as it scorched hundreds of acres in the Bonsall and Fallbrook area of North County.

View of Highway Fire from Reef Indy's home

Reef's Dad captured this photo of a "Fire Tornado"
Oma took this photo from the backyard. The Tomahawk Fire is in the
distance on the left and the Highway Fire is on the right.

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