The Walker Fire

Hello friends,

The Walker fire started three days ago near Genesee and Taylorsville in California.  It seemed to be nothing to worry about at first, being only between 500 and 1000 acres.  But overnight this fire grew in size from 2,000 to 17,000 acres, and is now over 24,000 acres.  That is about 37 square miles.  I live less than twenty miles of this fire.  It is a little bit intimidating, and we (my family and I) are keeping an eye on updates just in case we have to evacuate.  Mandatory evacuations have already started a bit closer to the fire. 

Where I live there is a lot of smoke and ash is falling like snow – not quite as thick, but that’s what it looks like!

Smoke from the fire

I would appreciate all of your prayers, for all of the people involved – the people who could lose their homes, and the firefighters also.  Thank you all so much!