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07-26-2014, 04:59 PM
We live on a ridge top above the middle fork of the Cosumnes River (NorCal), unfortunately in the path of the #SandFire. Tonight will be the second night we've waited it out, hoping it doesn't run up our canyon. Will stay on the internet as long as possible.

Uke's are in their cases and ready to be put in the car if ordered to evacuate. I even left room for my wife. Here's hoping we dodge another bullet.

07-26-2014, 06:12 PM
Good luck. Having lived in a remote wooded area out West several yrs ago I understand your worries

Brad Bordessa
07-26-2014, 06:52 PM
My family's old house is out on Oak Hill Road in Pleasant Valley almost on the edge of the north fork Consumnes canyon. Hoping all will be well for everybody in the area. The CalFire dudes are the best of the best and it sounds like they are out in force - 50-something trucks, 7 air tankers, and 9 helicopters last I heard. Keep us posted.

07-26-2014, 10:20 PM
Fingers crossed. Hoping all is well!

07-27-2014, 05:13 AM
Made it thru the night. Could see the flames down the canyon west of us. Right now the smoke is obscuring any flames. Keeping our fingers crossed too.

07-27-2014, 06:34 AM
Hoping and praying y'all ride it out safely and that the fire is brought under control.

07-27-2014, 10:11 AM
I hope all is going well in the battle. It's a pretty terrifying situation to be in.

07-27-2014, 03:34 PM
Praying all will be good

07-27-2014, 04:10 PM
That's a tricky situation. I wish you the best of luck for the sake of the ukuleles and your family.

07-28-2014, 01:16 PM
Thanks for all your good thoughts everyone. Fire is now 65% contained and they lifted the evac order and opened our main road. It's looking good. :)

Rick Turner
07-28-2014, 01:38 PM
My girlfriend lives in El Portal...but the newer part. She put some stuff at the school where she teaches and went on up to Joe Craven's "River Tunes"...

07-29-2014, 02:51 AM
Glad the danger is subsiding

07-29-2014, 02:57 AM
I'm glad that you and your family made it through. Ukes can replaced.

Ukulele Eddie
07-29-2014, 03:55 AM
Great news for you. Must've been pretty scary.