Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Wrapping things up - July 8th

We've just had another visit from Jack Froggatt and he had some interesting news that he said had been a surprise to him last night when he'd been told.

There's a team of 20 firefighters up on the ridge with 17 rolls of protective foil ready to roll into the monastery and wrap the buildings that we most want to protect. That is, if we want them wrapped. They can partially wrap buildings, for example, the side of a building up against the hill or totally wrap them, for example, the isolated hill cabins.

They're planning to offer to wrap structures at all of the isolated sites in the wilderness starting from the Tassajara end of the road and working there way out.

As he walked to his truck he also explained that they're using the helicopters to buy time while they finish off the structure protection and line-cutting.

Update noon: We've just heard from David that they've decided to wrap the buildings and that they and the team (from Indiana) are now taking the tour and deciding what to wrap. The wrapping will provide extra protection and the residents will not have to leave.


catwrangler said...

I know they wrapped cabins that were out in the wilderness down here in the Zaca Fire last year and it worked. I would say it is a good bet.

Dana V said...


Ginger the Wonder Dog said...

'While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently wrapping, wrapping at my chamber door.
`'Tis some visitor,' I muttered, `wrapping at my chamber door -
Only this, and nothing more.'

With apologies to EAP