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    Posted August 25, 2013 by
    RobS10
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    Wildfires blazing near you

    90 year old family cabin threatened

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     RobS10 and his family are concerned for the family cabin that their grandfather built 90 years ago. His grandfather bought the land the cabin is on in his late teens and built the cabin by hand from cutting logs on the property in the late 1920's. He shared that the cabin has survived two previous forest fires from the 80's and 90's but he doesn't feel the family cabin will be that lucky again. 'The conditions this year are extremely dry, and the fire got to us much sooner than the last two. The Forest Service sent a crew out to prep the area around our structures, but they can only do so much when the whole area appears to be burning,' he says. 'All I can say is I pray they were successful, and am still holding out hope until I hear otherwise from the Forest Service.'

    Although the previous forest fires didn't burn down the cabin, he says the fire really took a toll on the trees. 'We replanted after the 1987 Complex fire, and will do so again. But the replanted trees within the worst parts of the '87 burn were just starting to look like a forest again, 27 years later,' he says. 'My son will be in his mid 30s and us in our 70s when it might look anywhere as beautiful as it did on August 16th. We can rebuild the cabin, but the forest is a lot tougher. '
    - Jamescia, CNN iReport producer

    Editors Note: This cabin is in the line of the California Rim Fire. Read more about the wildfire here.

     

    Our grandfather's 90 year old, hand built log cabin made it though the Paper Cabin complex fire in '87, Rogge fire in '96, but don't know if out little piece of paradise is going to survive this one . Thanking all the firefighters for their heroic work so far in trying to combat this disaster.

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