Saturday, July 14, 2012

The High Park Fire

Thank you to the many customers who expressed concern about our proximity to the recent High Park Fire, ignited by a lightening strike in the early morning of June 9. After burning over 87,000 acres and destroying 259 homes, it continues to smolder in spite of the 2.5" of rain that fell last week.

We'd like to express our condolences to the family of Linda Steadman, who was killed in her hundred-year-old cabin on the Steadman Ranch as the winds whipped the flames through the dry timber.

And special thanks to Genevieve Baud Caizergues, who wrote to us from southern France. Her village had to be evacuated in August, 2010, when wildfires burned over 7,000 acres of vineyards, pine and oak woods. She took her neighbor's girls and their 2 cats, her dog, 2 cats and 2 tortoises (!) in her Volkswagen camper.

She reminded us of a quote... "Giacometti said: 'In a fire, between a Rembrandt painting and a cat, I would save the cat.' "

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