Yesterday on the way to get pictures printed I was passed by a Fire Truck heading in the direction of my town...only this fire truck was from the town I was heading for. Strange but there was no way to figure out where they were going to so I continued on my merry way (after pulling over like you are LEGALLY supposed to do when an emergency vehicle is coming with lights and sirens...when did this become something we don't do?) Anyway, I parked my car at my destination, looked up and saw smoke. Big plumes of smoke. It looked like my whole town was on fire. There's a neato website in our area that tells us about all the calls the emergency vehicles are making, so I quickly called fabulous Office Assistant and had her look it up. Nothing. My curiosity had to wait.
Heading back towards my town the plume of smoke kept getting bigger. As I got back into town I realized the smoke was coming from the hills above the town, in another town. Not. Good. Within an hour people were coming by the church looking for the evacuation center, our parking lot was riddled with horse trailers ready to rescue animals and others were just sitting watching the smoke rise. This is what it looked like from the church parking lot.
Today there is no containment. I've watched reports about the fire on national news stations and read about it on my web page homepage. Signs are popping up, "Thank You Firefighters" and people come by the church looking for a little assistance. If you have a moment, would you pray for the firefighters today? Not just in my area, all over the state and the country. Pray for their safety, for rest and for the communities in which fires rage.