Friday, November 18, 2011

Massive Reno fire forces thousands of families to "bug out"

QUOTE: A firefighter suffered first and second-degree burns and an elderly man died of a heart attack while trying to flee a sudden wildfire that spread through the Nevada Sierra foothills and roared into Reno on Friday, blanketing upscale houses, horse pastures and mountain roads in smoke plumes, amber flames and flying embers. Authorities said the worst was likely over, but warned a change in the furious northern winds could refuel the sprawling fire that sent thousands of families fleeing their homes in the middle of the night and blanketed the region's mountain roads in flames. At least 25 properties were damaged and destroyed.

 Often it's not the complete economic collapse or the "Mutant Zombie Bikers" that I think are the biggest threats people face.  Instead the mundane issues, such as in this case an out-of-control wildfire, are the events most likely to impact our lives.  As the quote above states thousands of families had to bug out in the middle of the night to get away from this disaster.  How much time do you suppose they had?  How did they travel with "the region's mountain roads in flames"?
Something to think about...

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