By comparison, the Yellowstone fires of 1988, the largest in U.S. history, was 793,000 acres.
The Wallow fired has destroyed 32 homes. This land is largely uninhabited and because of this few homes have been destroyed. But that is the exact beauty of it! No people. No Walmart. No highways. No good way for fire crews to get in there and fight the fire. Just vast unsettled land where God speaks so loudly and clearly that it's hard to miss His message. I've had many many discussion with Him out there. Sometimes I just listen. Sometimes I do most of the talking.
***note-no bugs were actually harmed during the creation of this blog post... not.***
In many places we could still see the smoke rising off the land.
Thank you thank you thank you fire fighters and hot shots that work this truly dirty, backbreaking work. Thankfully the damage to homes has been limited and injuries have been few. Prayers, dear Lord, that it stays that way.
PS---The blog is due for a makeover. New format. New colors. Just new. Any suggestions????