July 2, 2008

Here We Go Again!

Another wildfire (The Gap Fire) is burning here in Goleta, and this time, it's the moutain right above my house. The last time this area burned was over 50 years ago, so there is a lot of dry fuel. So far, 350 acres have burned. This photo was taken last night by Ray Ford, a photographer at the Independent Newspaper. My husband and I were enjoying a glass of wine during intermission at an Ottmar Liebert concert at Soho, when my son called to tell us about the fire. Needless to say, we left the concert and raced home. An evacuation warning was issued for the area around my house and we're ready to get out if need be.
What possessions would you save? Family and pets come first, of course. Some of the items I grabbed were photos, external hard drive, camera, computer, personal files and quilts. I have lots of stuff and I love it all, but when it comes right down to it, very few possessions are precious.
I'll keep you posted!

5 comments :

StegArt said...

Oh my gosh Judy....my prayers are with you and your home.

Sandy said...

Good Luck Judy. I'll be thinking of you-very scary.

Barbara H. said...

When I heard about the Goleta fire on the news, I immediately wondered how close you and some of the other Fibervision members are from it. I'm hoping and praying they can contain it and put it out soon. Hang in there!

Joanna van said...

Boy, what a horrible situation to be in. I wish the best to you. I know how difficult it would be to evacuate and just be able to take your immediate possessions.

Michelle said...

You are in my thoughts Judy. Stay safe and I hope the fire leaves you alone.