Speechless Sunday-Too close for comfort

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There are 3 wildfires currently burning very close to the campground I am staying at.  Folks have said a guy on a motorcycle  and a car are deliberately set them.   The folks familiar with the area said we should be O.K. unless the wind shifts direction.  People down the road have lost their home.  My first and hopefully only wildfire to witness like this. 


UPDATE: We didn't have to evacuate. The fire still has hot spots but mostly just lots of smoke.  Thank you everyone for the prayers and comments.  Other places had to evacuate. As far as I know there are no deaths but a home was lost and horses that had to be turned loose. 






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Sharon Lee

Comments (21)

Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening Sharon Lee ,

OMG..I'm glad you are safe and prayers coming your way you will stay safe. Sorry to hear someone felt they needed to set fire to our precious land.

Aug 30, 2020 05:49 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Sharon,  Thank you for sharing this picture - you are right - I would think that is too close for comfort as well.  Enjoy your camping trip and stay safe!

Aug 30, 2020 05:49 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Sharon - Please be careful!!!!!  That is, by the way, a beautiful photo!!!!!

Aug 30, 2020 06:40 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

Be safe. I think arsonists should be punished in the same manner as their crime.

Aug 30, 2020 07:11 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

That's a dramatic photo that is a testament to what is going on in California currently.  I hope they catch any arsonists responsible!  What is the location where this photo was taken?

Aug 30, 2020 08:42 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Sharon, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

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Aug 30, 2020 08:42 PM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Thank you everyone. Thank you for the feature Myrl. It is in Mapleton Oregon.

Aug 30, 2020 08:50 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

Morning Sharon.

Should be okay???  I would be leaving the area, should is not a guarantee

Aug 31, 2020 01:29 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Wow, stay safe! That would be too close for comfort. And what is wrong with people, to deliberately set a fire during fire season? Geez!

Aug 31, 2020 05:15 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Sharon... a gorgeous photo, but my goodness, how frightening. Stay safe.

Aug 31, 2020 05:30 AM
Debb Janes
Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
Put My Love of Nature At Work for You

Hi Sharon, we are so relieved to hear all is well. Wow, that's too close for comfort. As I mentioned in the email, so sad for the family or person who lost their home. 

Aug 31, 2020 07:30 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Sharon Lee - I am certainly glad that you are safe.  
At least you can move your home out of there.

Aug 31, 2020 07:55 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I am very happy you did not have to evacuate.  Wishing you a great Monday, and a great week.  A

Aug 31, 2020 08:15 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Wow, that certainly is too close for comfort.  If it becomes a situation where you will be affected, you can drive to a different park, right?

Aug 31, 2020 08:24 AM
Sharon Lee

Not really Brian. 

Aug 31, 2020 11:22 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Sharon - with the erratic behavior of ActiveRain, I missed this post when you originally published it on Sunday so I learned of the fire close to you when I read it today(Tuesday).  Stay safe.  

Sep 01, 2020 02:25 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

OMG....I know my comfort level wouldn't do well in that situation. The smoke must have been difficult to deal with. I'm glad you didn't have to evacuate, but boy it must have been stressful.

Sep 01, 2020 03:35 PM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Thank you Michael.  

Sharon-Sunday was the most stressful day because we didn't know if we had to evacuate. The wind stayed in the opposite direction so we are lucky.  The smoke is really mostly on the other side of the river so can't even smell it. 

Sep 01, 2020 04:02 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Sharon, that is an amazing photograph - both beautiful and totally scarey!

Stay safe!

Sep 03, 2020 11:07 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

I agree Pat. Nice to see you. 

Sep 03, 2020 12:12 PM