Thursday, September 29, 2011

Arson fire

Four teens are sought as suspects of starting  a two-alarm structure fire that destroyed a home on Falcon Court Thursday afternoon.

The original call was for a grass fire but it ignited a fence that set fire to the hour sending flames into the attic gutting the home.

Firefighters fought for over an hour against the flames, abandoning the fight on the roof when it began to collapse and eventually attacking the flames from a distance with the ladder truck's aerial hose.

No one was injured in the fire but there were tense moments when the roof began to collapse with fire fighters on top.  Everyone made it down and out of the home safe before the stone chimney caved in crashed down into the home.

It was a needless tragic fire but I was able to grab some good photos of some of the battle with the fire.

Monday, September 26, 2011

First fall

As September slips away and the days grow short the summer has officially ended.  Fall is here and soon the colors will change on the leaves and the warm winds will grow cool as the season changes.  The muddy months will come soon on the mountain and trails.

On Saturday I took the first hike of fall by myself.  I needed the quiet time and the solitude of Morgan Territory was perfect for my needs.  The scenery changes as fast as the weather going from the damp coolness of Coyote Trail forest to the arid grasslands of Volvon ended in the cool breezes on my return leg.

Soon the rains will come, the trail will darken and we will explore the winter scenes of the waterfalls and streams that flow around us.  But for now I enjoyed the Fall of colors as they beckon a change in the season.