There has been a lot of concern over the status of the Venado Fire that began July 20, 2018 due to lightning. We are so appreciative of your support during this uncertain time. As of July 30, 2018, the fire was 30% contained. Rancho del Chaparral and the surrounding areas received much needed rain over the last week. We are so grateful! Right now, the wind is in our favor. However, the fire is still in our general area. We are optimistic that we are safe from the fire coming closer, but as we all know, nature has a mind of her own. We are especially thankful for the firefighters and crews working diligently to protect us, our beautiful state and our properties. Thank you for all the continued thoughts and prayers.