Bull Run Fire, Near River Kern, Behind Kernville 7/26/2010

Corri Gryting Gutzman

Lake Isabella, United States

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This was a fire caused by humans. Although thought to be accidental, that doesn’t change the fact that thousands of acres burned leaving wildlife and six families burnt rubble where the they once had homes.

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July 26, 2010
The Bull Run Fire, near Kernville, California is now a 2,400 acre fire, according to Forest Service personnel. Officials said flames have destroyed six homes and prompted evacuations.

Update 08/21/10
This weeks’ paper said the fire is 100 percent contained, and that the number of homes lost is now eight. I’m not sure what the final estimate on acreage burned will turn out to be. As far as I know, no human lives were lost.

Several people I know had to evacuate work or their homes, and some are right on the fire line.

Here’s a BIG THANK YOU to the firefighters!

Taken with a Canon EOS Rebel XS from the South Fork Marina.

Personal Note
Please say some prayers for the people whose homes and livelihoods are in danger, and for the fire fighters risking their lives to fight this fire.
7/27/10…fire still not contained.
7/30/10…still going.
08/21/10…fire is 100% contained, according to this week’s paper.

Viewing Information
107 Views on 08/21/10.
Submitted to the “100 to 499 Viewings” Group on 08/21/10.

Technical Specs
Taken 7/26/2010 at 8:03 p.m. with a Canon EOS Rebel XS.
F-stop: f 5.6
Exposure Time: 30 seconds
ISO Speed: ISO-200
Focal Length: 18mm
Lens: Canon 18 mm to 55 mm.

Featured in “The World As We See It, or As We Missed It” July 2010. Thank you!

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