The news

…I don’t think I can do a post today.

The Yarnell Hill Fire started with a lightning strike Friday afternoon. Sunday morning, it was relatively small — about 200 acres. High winds whipped up the flames late Sunday afternoon, causing the fire to grow to 2,000 acres and destroy 250 homes. By Monday morning, Carries Templin of the Yarnell Fire Department said the fire had grown to an estimated 8,300 ares — about 13 square miles. Containment was still at zero.

The Yarnell Hill Fire is the deadliest fire in Arizona history and largest firefighter loss since 9/11.

Recently, I’ve felt incredibly homesick for Arizona, never mind the heat. And then we get news like this. Jamie knew those guys, too. And she was called in to go and fight that fire. We could have lost her too. Thank heaven that she tries not to travel on Sundays. I mean that rather literally.


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