Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | September 21, 2019

Same size as a Fire Truck?


In an emergency situation, it would takes some work to get a fire truck into many places I’ve been to lately off Crestline and Birch Hill.  Kenny Lindquist, new owner of Center Septic was up to do a cert for a new listing.  I knew it was going to be tight getting their truck in.  I drove Kenny in first since there are two ways to access this cabin.  The lower road was not going to work at all.

He was confident taking the upper road after we trimmed quite a few branches. Kenny’s driving skills really were impressive!  He had about an inch and a half on the left, between a stump and 3 inches on the right along the side of a tall fir.   I couldn’t help but think that his truck is the exact same size as Cal Fire’s main fire truck.

We had such wonderful rain this spring so our forest is really doing well.  This is just a gentle nudge to check out your access.  Rather have someone else do the work?  Click for some options for ‘Local Resources’ on the Fire Safe Council webpage.

Bushes and trees are just like children!  They grow up so fast!

With you,

Bonnie Phelps




  1. Thank you, Bonnie, for putting out this gentle nudge. Ingress/egress for large vehicles is almost impossible in some areas and many drivers of emergency traffic are unwilling to put the vehicles at risk – a stranded ambulance is worse than no ambulance.

  2. Love all your posts. Jimbo

    • Thank you Big Jim Dunbar! Folks really enjoyed your family history. The Valley Center Road Runner even asked to share your John Leach story!

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