Our neighbor rang the doorbell at 6:00 a.m. this morning and told us to be prepared to evacuate due to fast moving fires that started overnight here in Sonoma County, California. Thirteen hours later we're still hanging in and our neighborhood seems to be safe for now. There is zero percent containment at this point, though, so we're still on alert, and a curfew has been imposed from sundown to sunrise for the affected areas of Santa Rosa tonight.


The prolonged drought has brought devastating fires to Northern California in recent years, but this is still such a shock to the system. Just talking with our neighbors and a few of my hubby's co-workers, we know people who have lost their homes. The reported deaths are mercifully low at this point, but the property damage is going to be horrific.