Butte Valley Fire

There is a massive fire burning about 35 miles away from us. It is in an area where we lived before buying our home here. It has destroyed 40 homes so far, 20,000 acres and is only 15% contained. It started on June 11, 2008.

It has been HOT here (100 plus) and the last few days we have had high winds and very low humidities. Our winter was very dry too. We have been under a fire watch most of the week.

Please pray for the families who have lost their homes and personal items.

As of Thursday, June 12:

Humboldt Fire by the numbers
Acres Burned: 19,000
Containment: 10 percent
Structures Destroyed: 20-40
Threatened: More than 5,000 structures
Evacuations: 1,200-1,500 people in areas of Paradise, Butte Valley and Butte Creek Canyon.
Injuries: 4
Cause: Under Investigation
Total Fire Personnel: 1,354


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