A Fire Too Close For Comfort

If you were to take a twenty to thirty minute drive from my house to a nearby and much loved mountain range (It’s actually where I was married) you’d drive right to the flames of this frightening forest fire.

 

CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO, IT’S INSANE!

What started as a prescribed burn has spread. As of last Saturday, the flames were contained and we thought the entire en-devour would be coming to a close. Oh were we all so very wrong!  Due to the extreme dry conditions that this year as to offer, accompanied by massive winds that kicked up all day Sunday and beyond… this fire has spread immensely. The winds pushed the flames, and they grew far beyond the original intention.

 

There are several small towns so close to the fire that the air quality is miserable and it’s been raining ashes for days. It’s a dry year as is, and they’ve had to dip into our reservoirs to use the water with helicopters for over a week now. I personally have a swamp cooler, and last night we had to unhook our fire alarms because they wouldn’t stop going off. I have to keep the windows open despite the heat just to keep a little air circulation inside my home. Our eyes are itchy, our breathing is miserable, and our headaches are booming.

Now, before you get the complete wrong impression, just know that I’m not saying all of this merely to bitch and moan…  I’m drawing a clear picture of our life quality, right now, here in central Utah to ASK FOR PRAYERS AND POSITIVE VIBES! Please send thanks to our local firefighters, and help us pray for containment.

 

Keep in mind that I’m not a professional picture taker, so most of these images were snapped by friends and family (Sorry guys. It’s a good thing your stuff isn’t copyrighted, cause I’m a thief lol). These last two in particular you can see two helicopters dumping water. You can also see how close the flames are to a Power Plant! This plant, along with another one close by, are a part of our local life source. I have many loved ones employed here, including my own brother and several other family members. Day in and day out they work hard to provide power to not only a large portion of Utah, but also several cities in Nevada and California alike.

If this plant catches fire it will be an incomprehensible devastation.

So, I ask one last time….

PLEASE KEEP THE TRAIL MOUNTAIN FIRE (in central Utah) IN YOUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS!

 

38 Comments Add yours

  1. I hope that you’re far enough away to be safe at least!!!

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    1. Aside for air quality I’m in a safe zone… unless the power plant goes, that could be a whole different story 😣😓

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      1. Well, stay safe!! 💖💖💖

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  2. Mischenko says:

    This is so scary, Didi! I will definitely have you and your family in my prayers. I hope you don’t lose power either! <333 Hugs xoxo

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    1. Thank you, it is so scary! Oh my gosh, I’m so worried about this power plant. So many people are employed there, it would completely devastate us… along with the three state line of cities it pumps power to… I think it would be a shock to thousands just how many cities and lifestyles our little community actually plays a part in. Your prayers are most needed. XOXO

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  3. Oh my Gosh Didi! You’re all in my thoughts and prayers!

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    1. Thanks, Kim! Our community is definitely on edge. Thank you so much for sharing too, it means the world. I hope they can get a handle on it soon. *sigh*

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      1. It’s so scary Didi! Please stay safe and keep us updated.

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      2. I definitely will. Xoxo

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  4. Reblogged this on By Hook Or By Book and commented:
    Please keep Didi and the people of Central Utah in your thoughts and prayers!

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  5. Stay safe. Will keep your town in my prayers.

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    1. Thank you so much. You’re prayers are very much appreciated!

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  6. Jina Bazzar says:

    take care and be safe, Didi. I’ll pray for you and the whole of central Utah.

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    1. Jina, you’re so appreciated. Thank you so much!

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  7. Best wishes! Stay well!!!! Michael

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    1. Thank you so much, Michael! *hugs*

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      1. Thank you too, Didi. Hope you all will overcome the problems. Michael

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  8. Stay safe- thinking of you and all of those close to the fires!

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    1. Thank you dearly, Jen! It’s so scary, your well wishes is much appreciated!

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  9. reocochran says:

    Sending you and others a prayer and hugs! 🐦 💞 🕊️ ~Robin

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    1. Thank you so much, Robin! *hugs*

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      1. reocochran says:

        You’re so welcome, Didi. I really worry about those fires and endangered lives.
        So glad you responded since it is a relief. Whew! *hugs*

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  10. The Owl Lady says:

    I have been keeping them in my thoughts and prayers. Please be safe, Did! @v@ ❤

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    1. Thank you so much! Every single prayer is appreciated 🙂

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      1. The Owl Lady says:

        Hugz on owl wings! @v@ ❤

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  11. roninjax says:

    Thoughts and prayers to you all out there. I hope everyone stays tuned to local emergency broadcasts. It’s always a scary situation, no doubt.

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  12. I am sorry to read about this, Didi. We have had some terrible fires in the last couple of years in South Africa too due to very dry conditions. I hope the fire is now under control.

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    1. Oh no, Robbie, I’m so sorry to hear of all your fires too. It’s kind of bitter sweet I guess. It can really help the vegetation and wildlife in the long run…. But, when it’s burning so close, and at such a dry uncontrollable time, and spreading…. It. Is. Scary! We were blessed with a bit of rain over the weekend, and it slowed immensely, but is still burning nonetheless. I’ll be sending positive vibes for moisture in your neck of the woods too! Scary 😦

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  13. amoralegria says:

    Oh my goodness! We were just in Utah about a week before you wrote this! We didn’t see any fires but it was very hot and dry. I hope all is well and the fires now extinguished.
    I appreciate your following my blog. I do a lot of photography and love to write about travel. I also have started doing book reviews. Enjoy!

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    1. I’m glad you were her in my home state while the sky’s were clear! There are actually a couple more fires blazing now, sadly enough. But our state is still beautiful, so I hope you had an amazing trip! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I look forward to reading more of your stuff! 🙂

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