"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Wildfire in Timberon: UPDATED on bottom

photo credit: Bradley F. Koetting

I was driving home from El Paso, Texas and saw this massive smoke cloud and I knew it was going to be a bad wildfire.  It is, and it is in the mountains in a community called Timberon.
  At this point about 10 structures have burned about 200 acres.  
Here is a link to KOAT for updates.

I am so thankful to see the amount of assistance that is being offered especially for the livestock.  The county fairgrounds is available as well as several places in Cloudcroft to house your animals.  

We are praying for the first responders to be safe and for the fire to burn out quickly.

UPDATE TIMBERON FIRE 4:05 pm today, 7/14/16:
160 personnel on scene. Lost are 2 commercial structures, 31 residences, 32 out buildings, 14 campers/rvs, total 79 structures. 0% containment.' Still estimated at 290 acres.
h/t T. Mackewich

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