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  •  Fire Season hit close to home today! I was down (4+ / 0-)
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    in Modesto and came back to Sherman Island about 5:30 - lots of smoke! WTF?? As I'm driving down our little levee road  I realized - it's on the island. Oh crap! I could see fire trucks off the levee. Was really afraid I couldn't get through but they were down to hotspots by then and let me by. Our neighbor about 1.5 miles from us must have been having a fit - the fire was right at the back of their house. Rio Vista, Montezuma, Vacaville, Travis Air Force base trucks were represented. I never thought about a fire truck marked Air Force before! As we is in the stix of the CA Delta - no hydrants so hubbie informed me that they had been using our launch ramp to fill the tanker trucks all afternoon. We are on the generator tonight. Apparently two power poles burned and phone lines. The pg&e website says we will be without power until 9:30am tomorrow. So I'm on power watch until 11pm tonight. If the power comes back, I need to wake hubbie so he can flip the breakers from generator to pg&e power for the store and marina. whee! KCRA has a great photo of how close it came to our neighbors house. No clue how it started. As it didn't burn the levee, it wasn't somebody tossing a smoke. Was either a pump overheated or somebody doing a controlled burn gone bad. I am sure we will find out! ;)  Crews battle 3-alarm grass fire on Sherman Island  

    if a habitat is flooded, the improvement for target fishes increases by an infinite percentage...because a habitat suitability index that is even a tiny fraction of 1 is still infinitely higher than zero, which is the suitability of dry land to fishes.

    by mrsgoo on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 09:37:18 PM PDT

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