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Plumpossum

Maybe with a sprinkler on, Omom!

octomom

Well, without any other plan in mind, you could always join your horse in the middle of your back yard. I'm glad everything's all right.

photogent

Yes, I remember the ban on wood roofs. I guess when you live in a fire prone area wooden roofs are not a great asset. I have cement tiles on my roof. Glad you and horse are OK.

Plumpossum

Thanks for your comments, folks. Alas, my evacuation "plan" has consisted so far principally of crossing my fingers and hoping! I might have to reconsider! Actually, the horse is probably safer staying here than being evacuated - - her back yard area is pretty much devoid of anything especially combustible, except for the trees around the perimeter. Incidentally, I am glad I put a tile roof on my house a few years ago! (The original roof was wood shakes. Pretty stupid, huh? Wood roofs have since been banned in all new construction.) http://www.pe.com/local-news/riverside-county/riverside/riverside-headlines-index/20130228-jurupa-fire-acreage-at-150-to-175-acres-evac-center-set-up.ece for the latest info.

photogent

Get on your horse and haul Possum.

Elfie

Oh my goodness, Varda, it looks SO terrible!! I would ask as Gail does: have you got an evacuation plan IF things should go wild?? I'm so awfully glad that you - and so many others - escaped this catastrophy!! Thanks so very much for the link!!

octomom

I just read the article and watched the brief video on there. The sound of the fire is horrific. Do you have an evacuation plan in place for times like this? I'm glad you're all right.

Plumpossum

Here's the link to the newspaper story: http://www.pe.com/local-news/riverside-county/riverside/riverside-headlines-index/20130228-jurupa-fire-acreage-at-150-to-175-acres-evac-center-set-up.ece

Plumpossum

A brush fire, I think, Oddio. It was in the Santa Ana river bottom about a mile down the hill from me. Lots of houses between there and me, and if the wind had shifted it could have gotten really ugly.

oddio

An amazing set, Plumpossum. Was this a building fire or forest or ?

Plumpossum

Thanks, Laura! The possum was a baby that I rescued from my dog and thereafter kept as a pet. It was my all-time favorite pet.

LauraMcGaffey

I really like your avatar of the possum and cat.

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