That said, going out the front door to this visage does make one’s hair stand on end. Mine stood on end all weekend, as this fire, now formally called the Bison Fire started July 4th.
The tribe has a new freak whenever the wind shifts and we can smell smoke. The Krazy Kat Skamper. Can’t say as I blame them.
Not arson, or a careless camper, but a lightening strike from thunderstorms that blew through.
High winds that come up in the afternoons allow fixed-wing aircraft to assist in the mornings only. Rough terrain, coupled with unmarked mine shafts have ground crews moving with caution. I’ve taken new comfort at the sound of Sikorsky helicopters overhead. Current estimate is that it will be contained by Sunday.
- 25,000+ acres, and growing
- 35 % contained
- 800 personnel, including air tankers, helicopters and bulldozers
Country living: Always an Adventure!
Photos courtesy of Kolo News.