Late report June 28th: The 4:00 PM news has just reported that 346 homes were destroyed over a 35 block area in Mountain Shadows.
June 28 AM:
Just to update everyone about the fire. On Tuesday, June 26 at around 4:00 PM winds came down from a storm up north and created 65 mile an hour wind shears that pushed the fire up on the mountain range down into the Mountain Shadows Subdivision and then the Peregrine area burning upwards to 300 homes. Several friends have lost their homes. Around 32,000 people are evacuated from their homes. This is a succession of photos I took this morning from inside our car coming down from the east on Woodmen:
Off the the right is the Blodgett Peak Mountain above and west of the Peregrine area still burning:
As we come down Woodmen you see what is called "The Scar" and the area to the right appears burned. I have a dear friend whose home was in that area.
The area to the left and right of The Scar is Mountain Shadows where many homes are burned - very lovely homes.