The road is still closed. They said it would be under control by now, that we could all head back to our homes. But they were wrong. I can see by the yellow, orange, and gold glows of the night sky that the wildfires are still raging.
Many of the homes in my neighborhood — maybe even mine — have been lost to the flames. Personal possessions up in smoke. Precious memories destroyed.
They say it’s due to climate change. Higher temperatures and stronger winds create a landscape that allows fires to spread faster and farther.
This ain’t no hoax.
Written for this week’s 100 Word Wednesday prompt from Bikurgurl.