At 1:30 today, a forest fire started up on the mountain ridge near to us. 500 acres have burned, 250 homes threatened - 52 already destroyed. When I first saw the plume of smoke earlier today I got to thinking, "UH OH!!!! - this could be a real problem, especially with the high winds, I wonder how they would evacuate this place?"
Apparently the fire is 20 miles away SW of us. However, it is moving NE. That's not good. It looks like the weather appears to be cooperating. That is good. I'll keep you posted if our accomodations change from the Ridge Resort to the South Lake Tahoe evacaution center........ (saying that with a smile, just so you know - I think we'll be ok).