anadyr

Wildfires

Discussion created by anadyr on Dec 8, 2017
Latest reply on Dec 8, 2017 by anadyr

We're smelling smoke here from the fires in Southern CA, and there is a definite haze in the air here in  Monterey. The fire season here has become a year-round thing, not just summertime.  We hope that all Insiders and everyone living or visiting are safe.

 

87.jpgHaving lived through one of these events (The 1987 Pebble Beach fire), I feel a kind of trepidation, but, I know that the firefighters are excellent and doing their jobs. We had a mandatory evacuation and spent the night sleeping on the floor of a friend's living room. Our house was spared when the winds shifted and never crossed the highway (CA 68). Forty houses were leveled in this fire. Fires are a constant worry here, since we live in pine forest with large trees and plenty of fuel.  We've cleared a defensible space, but living in redwood sided house in a forest does not bode well for us in the event of a major fire.

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