Not sure how I missed it but there was a large fire in the huerta between La Poza and La Cachora last evening/night. It began at around 5 pm and was finally put out by local fireman with considerable assistance from La Paz fireman around 9 pm.
I drove to Pescadero last evening around 6 pm and returned around 8:30 pm and didn’t see any indication of the fire. This morning my house deck and yard were covered with blackened ash and I wondered what idiot burned garden trash in the high winds yesterday. Now I know.
According to my friend Nanette (who lives in the immediate area of the fire) all is well. No one was hurt. Apparently no houses harmed.
There is always fire danger here. The dry leaves on palm trees ignite and burn rapidly, eventually spreading to green leaves and the fire hops tree to tree on the wind. It seems we rarely go an entire year without a huerta fire.