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California Wildfires

As I’ve sure you have seen on the news, there are some pretty spectacular fires going on in the West.

We’re fairly close to one of them – the Ferguson Fire – which is currently about 58,000 acres located on the west side of the Sierras:

Ferguson Fire Map

Another way to gauge the scale of a wildfire is to see how many resources are involved in fighting the fire. For example, for the Ferguson fire that equates to 3,638 personnel which include 219 fire engines, 46 water tenders, 14 helicopters, 93 crews, 5 masticators and 72 bulldozers.

Though we probably won’t be affected by the fires themselves, the smoke from the fires is another story. It reminds me of our trip through Montana and Utah last year (Note to Self: Avoid the West During Fire Season).

Recent arrivals to our campground from the north, tell us of smoke as thick as fog and run sun in the middle of the day,

Luckily Bishop has been spared from thick smoke, but that could change in the next few days . . .

 

Wisconsin winters are looking better and better.

5 Comments Post a comment
  1. Mike Roberts #

    As a third generation native Californian living in Michigan, I am watching the fires with much interest. Besides the fires and everything else going on in CA, I know that I will never be moving back.

    July 31, 2018
  2. Kathleen Hughes #

    This is damn scary! Be safe. Kath

    July 31, 2018
  3. Mary Hughes #

    Ay Yi YI !! I worry about you & Jan, and Nancy & Dick. Pack your escape kit and have a good escape route plan.. A & B. Sheeze.. it must be bad for you to think Wisconsin winters are looking better. Mary

    On Tue, Jul 31, 2018 at 2:13 PM, rvSeniorMoments wrote:

    > Tom (rvSeniorMoments) posted: ” As I’ve sure you have seen on the news, > there are some pretty spectacular fires going on in the West. We’re fairly > close to one of them – the Ferguson Fire – which is currently about 58,000 > acres located on the west side of the Sierras: Another way ” >

    August 1, 2018
    • Yes, after experiencing western fires for the 2nd year, Jan & I have ruled out large swaths of the country as future home sites. BTW, typically an RV is the perfect escape vehicle.

      August 1, 2018

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