After 3 1/2 days of the wildfire burning forest but not structures, a 65 mph wind gust pushed the fire up and over Queen's Canyon and a rapidly moving wall of fire came racing down the hill above this large subdivision. Many of the residents in the area had been evacuated since Saturday, but those living in the area shown immediately above went from pre-evacuation status to mandatory evacuation Tuesday late afternoon and had very little time to get in and get their things. As of now, there are no reported lives lost which is, in and of itself, a miracle. Homes can be replaced, people cannot, so while we rejoice in that, we hurt for those who will have to start all over.
Until next time,