There was a "small" fire today at the Marin Town and Country Club Sunday. We were lucky this time.
I was at the ballfield for the Fairfax Town Picnic when I saw the smoke and knew where the fire was, as I used to live just above. My friends and former neighbors were rather freaked out, not really knowing how big, how contained, how fast it was spreading, etc, and a bit afraid of the possibilities.
It was not a big fire, however it was quickly approaching the edge of the flat meadow, where the hillside begins, and unfortunately, there was, and is, plenty of dry grass and highly flamable undergrowth all over the hillsides. The fire was starting to get into some taller grass, which I was trampling down with a rake, when the firefighters arived with the water trucks.
Today, we were fortunate. There was not any wind, and it was a cool day, however, it could easilly have been another story...
Are we keeping our lots and hillsides cleared? Do we have an escape plan, or place to meet, if and when....?
My friends son was rather upset and shaken up, and on his birthday...... as the smoke billowed up the hillside..
Are we prepared?