Thank you for your support during this stressful fire week. My family is safe, the kids went back to school on Monday, and we never had to evacuate.
The cool, damp, rainy, snowy weather has really helped the firefighters, and nearly all the southern California fires are contained. Containment is a huge step in the right direction, but it doesn’t mean the fires are out. The word “containment” was all over the news, but none of us (at our house, anyway) knew exactly what it meant. So I went online (what else did you expect?) and found the National Fire News Glossary of Wildfire Terms, which says:
“Contain a fire: A fuel break around the fire has been completed. This break may include natural barriers or manually and/or mechanically constructed line.”
I knew we were over the hump when the wildfires weren’t front page news at CNN.com anymore. Whew!