|photo by Don Seegmiller (KSL.com)|
Have you seen anything about the wildfires in Utah on the news? Saratoga Springs was burning a few days ago, but I think it's out now. That's where my sister lives and I have Tupperware friends there. We felt the smoke and ash here where we are, but that's nothing compared to the fires burning in Sanpete County.
I've told you forever that I'm from small-town Utah and now I must confess that I am from Sanpete County. My sweetie is from a small place named Mt. Pleasant and my MIL still lives there as does my sweetie's sister and her family.
There is a fire burning there. A BIG one!
Today they evacuated the town of Fairview. It is only five miles north of Mt. Pleasant. We are supposed to go down there for the 4th, but maybe there will be nothing left to go to! Everything is so dry this year. We didn't get the snow in the winter and now we aren't getting any rain for the summer either. I'm afraid it's going to be a long, long dry season here. I borrowed a couple of pics from the story on KSL.com. (I hope they are OK with that.)
|photo by Christian Probasco (KSL.com)|
My MIL sent us this email today:
"They have now evacuated the west half of Fairview. Cars and trailers are streaming into town. Some trailers stay at our park. The Red Cross has shelter set up at our High School. There are quite a few cars there.
There is another fire just over the east mountains from us. the smoke can be seen just east of my window and north quite a ways. They evacuated the girls from Miller's Flat YW camp. So far it is staying on the other side of the mountain. If it comes over it'll get Whispering Pines and Pine Creek cabins and the new TIFI Scout camp is up there."