Amazing photo of the Sacramento River here in Redding, looking west to the fire. Every evening, we have this fire show – You can\’t see, but there are other mountains, behind the mountains you can see.
Here is a time-lapse PGE video as to how the fire progressed behind Whiskeytown lake and how close. That area was burned badly in 2018 during the Carr Fire.
I\’ve been listening to the scanner all day so far – while plugged into some Facebook fire watch groups. We decided to go out and purchase that generator we keep putting off for whatever reason. There is a section, that is close to our Redding Electric Utility plant and if it continues to spread – we could lose power indefinitely. Probably NOT but we have to be ready. So we bought a 9375/7500-Watt Electric Start Gas Portable Generator. I do feel much better.
Right now at 47,000 acres – they are working hard to not let it spread across Clear Creek. This is a photo taken back in March on a rainy day. This gorge has seen many fires. Somewhere down this creek is a section they are holding – because if it breaks through, it could reach our population.
I know, I know, many will ask, why do you stay there? Same reason, you all stay where you live. All you can do is prepare. Just a small task of making that generator purchase has made me feel empowered. (sorry for the pun)
I can\’t say it looks bleak – or it looks like we are out of the woods – we\’re not. It\’s still at ZERO containment and our temps are high and the humidity is under 10%. We\’re smoked in – so it doesn\’t feel that HOT outside.
Besides the scanner, I watch the airdrops and where they are. Thank God for this technology.
Hey, you all can do us a BIG favor, by praying for rain and lower temps. – think positive thoughts, or whatever floats your boat. We sure could use an early start to our rainy season.