Of course you have heard, Southern California is on fire

Temeculafires1 The Southern California wildfires continue to burn and my new hometown of Temecula we have seen not only the smoke from other area fires but have flames of our own.  The winds are tremendous and some on the outskirts of town have been voluntarily evacuated.  The above photo was taken at 1:30 PM from my second story office which is off of Winchester in Temecula near the western hills.  Cresting over the hills to the left of this photo is a fire where I can see and hear a helicopter  fight the fire.

Temeculafires2 The second picture here was taken while walking up the steps to my office.  You can see the trees bending with the wind gusts.  My camera almost blew out of my hand.

The I-15 was closed south of us yesterday afternoon since neighboring Fallbrook (The Rice Canyon Wildfire) was ablaze.  Flames and embers were crossing over the I-15.

Some news sites I have read about the Temecula fires are listed below:

I will try to update if anything hairy happens here.  The Fallbrook fire was scary and our church staff made calls to our members who live out there.  Please pray for the many who have lost their homes and for the Christian community to mobilize to meet the real needs of these people.

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Rich Kirkpatrick

Rich Kirkpatrick

Writer, Speaker, and Musician. Rich Kirkpatrick was recently rated #13 of the “Top 75 Religion Bloggers” by Newsmax.com, having also received recognition by Worship Leader Magazine as “Editor’s Choice” for the “Best of the Best” of blogs in 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

16 comments

  1. Looks like the fires are pretty out of control down there, we heard at the National Youth Workers that a number of Churches have been lost to the fires, two churches of people attending the convention where burned down. I pray that your church is more fortunate.

  2. Looks like the fires are pretty out of control down there, we heard at the National Youth Workers that a number of Churches have been lost to the fires, two churches of people attending the convention where burned down. I pray that your church is more fortunate.

  3. Looks like the fires are pretty out of control down there, we heard at the National Youth Workers that a number of Churches have been lost to the fires, two churches of people attending the convention where burned down. I pray that your church is more fortunate.

  4. Looks like the fires are pretty out of control down there, we heard at the National Youth Workers that a number of Churches have been lost to the fires, two churches of people attending the convention where burned down. I pray that your church is more fortunate.

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