Fire on the mountain
From the Billings Gazette:
Erratic winds Wednesday afternoon blew the Cascade fire west of Red Lodge to life, causing the fire to grow by 2,000 acres.
An evacuation of Red Lodge Mountain Resort was ordered as the fire crept to within a quarter to a half mile of the ski area.
Ash was falling in Red Lodge at 5:30 p.m. (last evening), and smoke from the fire up the West Fork of Rock Creek darkened the sky. The fire was spotting a quarter to a half-mile. The fire is about six miles from Red Lodge.
I'll be up there today-- getting details and checking on parishioners. And a bible study, and a bride for a possible wedding... life continues.
Continuing prayers also appreciated. Thanks, friends.