This evening during the seventh hour of the 1 Day 1 World Project, Maggie and I went for a walk along our favorite trail near my home. This past spring I posted many pictures of the beautiful Arroyo Mocho Trail. About two weeks ago a small fire burned right next to the trail. No apparent reason was found for this fire and it was contained by various trails and the quick response of the fire department. A week later a second fire burned next to the trail not far from the first. Later that same day, just after Maggie and I walked through the area, a large fire was started that devastated the area next to the Arroyo Mocho Trail. Fire is part of the natural processes that occur in California’s forests and grass lands. But when a fire is intentionally set in an open space that runs through a city, the effects can be devastating. On the afternoon of this fire it was windy and dry. Four different fire agencies respond to this fire due to the conditions and proximity of homes. The fire department and city have had to clear the area due to the fire. What was once a beautiful trail through our part of town has been destroyed by an arsonist. The bright side is that next spring this area will be covered in wildflowers.
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