Monday, September 20, 2010

Quote of the Week

In lieu of a quote this week, I'd like to ask everyone to please keep the residents affected by the #HerrimanFire in Herriman, UT in your thoughts and prayers.

As of when I'm writing this post at 11:46 p.m. on Sunday night, over 1,200 residents have been evacuated and at last count, 3 homes have been completely destroyed. By the time you read this post, though I pray they won't be, I'm certain both those numbers will be significantly higher. Currently, the fire is 0% contained due to high winds / gusts that are making the fire's path unpredictable.

If you'd like more information regarding the Herriman Fire, which has also been called the Machine Gun Fire due to the cause of the fire (started at the machine gun range at Camp Williams), here are some links you can check out.


Wishing safety to all those affected.

8 comments:

Christine Fonseca said...

So sorry to hear about this. ANd yes, everyone will be in my prayers. I live in fire country - I know how scary this can get.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

It's cold and wet here, so it's easy to forget it's still forest fire season else where.

T. Anne said...

Am praying! SO sad.

Angie said...

It's so awful! Last I heard only four homes had been burned. I hope they get it contained soon!

ali said...

I was shocked to hear of this fire when I heard the news this morning. There hasn't been a fire this close to densely populated areas in Utah for a long time.

Elana Johnson said...

I watched the progress of the fire for most of last night. It's definitely scary.

L.T. Elliot said...

Praying my guts out for the people in Herriman. God bless.

Carolyn V. said...

I was at my mom's in SL when the room filed with smoke. I though there was a fire close by. When I stepped out I realized it was the Herriman fire. I'm so sorry to hear about the fire. It's so frightening.