There’s a lovely big wildfire to the west…

It’s just causing haze on the horizon this morning, I should have taken a picture yesterday while it was making a big plume, much easier to see.

Makes me glad I don’t live in any of those little towns that dot our region. They really do evacuate whole towns here in fire season. I sometimes wonder where those people go when they do that. Dry forests are dangerous terrain.

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6 Responses to There’s a lovely big wildfire to the west…

  1. Judy says:

    “I sometimes wonder where those people go when they do that.”

    Pray like hell you have enough room on your credit/debt card for motel accommodations until you can go home or the insurance company reimburses you for the motel or you have family-n-friends that you can retreat to. Cause a cot in a school gymnasium isn’t where you want to be.

  2. Robert says:

    And if you’re driving through an area threatened by a wildfire while on leave from the U.S. Navy, you can be ordered to exit your vehicle and help the firefighting effort. Yer a federal employee, see? Or so said the guys who were overdue returning from leave.

  3. Joel says:

    For their sake I hope they strongly smelled of smoke when they reported in.

  4. Robert says:

    Well, some of them did sometime smell like burning marijua….wait, what’s the statute of limitations on this?
    Actually, I think they did get some paperwork to take with them to excuse their tardiness. I was near the fire zone myself and got the heck out when I realized there was stuff aflame. So much for camping…

  5. coloradohermit says:

    We’re even getting smoke haze here in central CO at 8500′ from the fires in AZ, NM and Cal. I’m glad we’re not closer like you are Joel!

  6. Joel says:

    Wasn’t too bad Wednesday and yesterday. Wind shifted today and I can barely see the surrounding ridges. It’ll be Sudafed tonight, or no sleep.

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