[CART09] Lightning Strike!
The night before last, we drove to "Finn Rock Grill" (with a deck overlooking the MacKenzie River) for dinner with D-Cubed and Kathlyn. When we returned to A Way Back, the driveway was blocked by two fire trucks -- and an interagency fire team with federal (U.S. Forest Service), state and local teams responding to a lightning strike.
This was about 100 yards from D-Cubed's retreat, and the strike melted the phone (and internet) lines on a nearby pole. With temperatures in the triple digits for more than a week now, and much of the underbrush very dry, it was fortunate a neighbor was working in their yard when the lightning hit -- and quickly called 911 while taking their shovel to start dousing the burning moss and ground cover.