Sunday night the fire goes up and along the top of the ridge (view from our garage roof)
The fire is still raving our beloved San Gabriels not only did it char many a hikers favorite trails and idyllic canyons (Upper Arroyo Seco, Millard, Mt Lowe), but yesterday a sad turn of events when it turned deadly – two firefighters were killed in an accident.
Unfortunately, there’s no end in sight for this fire, now the historic Mt Wilson Observatory is under threat.
In a way, since these mountains haven’t burned in over 50 years such a fire (if not man made) could be nature’s way of cleansing and restoring her ecological balance.
The “Station fire” has claimed well over 40,000 acres of forested area and 18 homes and now two lives.
Though many churches and schools have been disrupted, under a cloud of smokey haze life continues “as normal” here on the urban homestead. Ripe veggies, fruits, hungry animals and empty dirt wait for no one.
Stay tuned for our weekly meal wrap up and urban homestead goings on.
Update: Fire Burns over 85,000 acres