If you are a wine lover like me, you woke up to some pretty bad news. There is a huge fire in the Sonoma Valley. It’s spread to parts of the Napa Valley. The wineries are on fire. I was alerted to it by my nephew who grew up there. Our family is safe so far, but my brother in law is on the volunteer fire department.
I haven’t turned the television on yet, but have checked Twitter. It doesn’t look good.
Many local high schools have become evacuation centers. The Sonoma County Fairgrounds is accepting large animals. I can’t help but think that even when you are “prepared” for a fire, you really aren’t prepared. Livestock and other things are hard to deal with. It’s hard to escape because driving down roads can be hazardous.
If you know the area like I do, it’s kind of frightening. Both sides of Highway 12 are on fire.