RE: [NorCalFire] SKU-Hotlum Fire
- Thanks for all the information. It's nice to have an online witness. It's the next best thing to being there. That is tragic that a family lost their home. It's sad anytime, but to lose one's home in a wildland fire in February up in the State of Jefferson is just plain odd to me. I suppose it doesn't bode well for the upcoming fire season.
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---- Bob Berg <bob.berg.listmail5@...> wrote:
Relative backyard was correct; fire passed within two miles of my residence. However, due to the direction of the strong winds, no threat to the area where I live. Plus there is a large volcanic hill between our area and the path of the fire.
From the radio reports that I heard, one single family residence was totally destroyed. Unfortunately, the damage assessment reports were done via cell phone. Did not hear any more reports about the train trestle except that a Union Pacific RR had a representative out there doing an inspection and trains were passing through.
The rains came in quite heavy around 8:00 p.m. Hand crews, dozers, and most engines were released for the night to return in the morning for final mop up. A few engines remain to patrol the areas. Evacuations were lifted around 8:30 p.m. News reports put the size at 600 acres.