Room with a View

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smoke2We had always intended to have a room with a view when we moved here.  Several views, in fact.  This is not the type of view we had in mind…

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.

flameYes, those are flames.  Yes, they are burning over the ridge line.  We were never in danger, nor any family.

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.

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