Tuesday, July 2, 2013
My thoughts are in Yarnell Arizona
I've had a few pictures from Yarnell Arizona on my site in the past because I used to spend a lot of time there when my friend David had his cabin (pictured above) in that community . He sold it about two years ago and I've missed his beautiful stone cabin that sits among the granite boulders. After the tragedy on Sunday, my thoughts are with the families of those brave fire fighters who lost their lives and with the home owners who have lost their homes. We don't know if David's old place survived unharmed.
My neighbors also have a cabin in Yarnell and they were there on Sunday when the evacuation orders came down. They packed up their cars and headed back to the valley. When I talked to them early this morning they were pretty certain their house was in the line of fire but, they called me later in the day and told me that officials had told them their place had survived even while homes across the road from them did not. The fire is still out of control so the possibility of losing it still exists.
I want to thank all of you who left messages on my site yesterday. Worse than the loss of property is the devastating loss of life of those who fearlessly dedicated themselves to saving others.