New Fire Near Us

Earlier this week another wildfire broke out near us. This one is known as the San Antonio Fire. It’s located in the San San Rafael Valley near San Antonio Canyon. That’s a region just North of the Mexican border. It’s probably 15 – 20 miles from us in Sonoita.

As of mid-week, the fire had burned about 3000 acres. Today, with the wind whipping up, the fire seems to be spreading. There is a layer of smoke from the fire that is passing over Sonoita. The air has the distinct smell of freshly burned wood. It’s as if everyone in the area was having a fire in their fireplace. The fire is burning mostly oak and grass.

With the extremely dry winter that we had, it is going to be a doozy of a fire season for us. I guess one can’t knock it though as we don’t have to deal with hurricanes, tornados or earthquakes. Tomorrow, we will likely get outside and make sure we have all the brush and potential fire fuels cleared a good distance from the house in preparation for the fire season.

Sean’s baseball game never happened today as the opposing team didn’t show up. So, I guess that makes them 9 – 0 now.