MEEKER | Sadly, wildfire season is back. It’s only early April and Rio Blanco County has a serious fire. Jay and I saw it erupt while on a leisurely drive upriver on Sunday afternoon. The smoke spread rapidly and as we returned to town, we could see the fires spreading up the hillside in leaps and bounds.
By the next day, it had erupted to some 800 acres in just a few hours. Others will report the status of this situation, so my article is to remind you and me to be ready to evacuate in case of wildfire.
Despite a well-intentioned effort to develop a fire evacuation plan, I didn’t finish it. Now I must! I am reminded yet again that wildfire season is upon us and we must all be prepared.
If you wait until the last minute, you may forget essential belongings, make random decisions, or panic. Keep in mind that even if the fire is not at your doorstep, the…