Woolsey Fire →

Michael E. Kirkpatrick ·

A very sad statistic in today’s incident report on the Woolsey fire: “83% of all National Parks Service land in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area has been burned by the Woolsey Fire.” I didn’t get to to see much of those mountains and now wish I had.

I have two friends whose family homes have been in the path of the fire. My family’s home has been close to wildfire. It’s scary. I’m holding out hope that their homes are standing and ready to support them if the worst is realized.