Fire has slowed down and the Fire Service says to stay put for the night, so we're not evacuating yet. Everything is all packed up and ready to go if things should change though.
Talk about a mad scramble!!
Got to the truck and freakin' battery was dead from all the winching we had to do to get the truck out of the sucking morass of non-newtonian fluid they euphemistically call "mud" up here. One of our neighbors had a few spares, so we're charging them up and will go back out and see if the stupid truck starts... otherwise, it's the starter or alternator, which is way more of a problem.
At least the Fire Service now know we're back here, and our neighbors will be keeping in touch with us via mail. Someone will be able to give us a ride into Manley if the truck won't start... just don't think Charlie kitty will be really happy going 20 miles down the hwy in her little cat carrier on the 4-wheeler and there ain't no way I can walk that with my pack/BOB and towing animals!
It never rains but it pours, eh?