Re: Rocky Fire

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Posted by Larry Martin ( on August 10, 2015 at 12:40:52:

Location: Sebastopol, CA

In Reply to: Re: Rocky Fire posted by Jim on August 05, 2015 at 14:55:02:

This fire is about 50 mi away, as the crow flies. The latest status report says it is 85% contained and has burned 69636 acres. It destroyed 43 residences and 53 outbuildings. The cause is still under investigation.

But yesterday a new fire broke out near that fire. It is already at 5000 acres and the cause is unknown.

I have no plans to get closer. A few years ago I was close to a fire and a plane dropping retardant almost clipped a tree. I could see the fear on the pilots face. That would have been the end of me.

I did go into a burned area maybe a month after the fire was "out" and the stumps and tree roots were still smouldering.

: It's hard to say "nice photo" when you know so many thousands of acres and so much wildlife is being destroyed, you know? How far away from that are you? And will you make any attempt to get closer to get more photos?

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