Sunday, August 25, 2013

Where There's Smoke

This is what "smoke is heavier" looks like.  Same scene, same time of morning, dense smoke.  The animals do not seem to be affected so far, but it really is difficult to breathe.  We've been fortunate in that the afternoon delta breeze  kicks in to give us a break from smoke and heat.  A new, smaller, fire broke out up in Georgetown, threatening homes.  It seems to be under control but not out yet.  The Rim fire has spread to the giant sequoias.

The sound of sirens down on the nearby "big road" yesterday had hearts thumping and Bess and I went out to look for smoke.  There had been a blip in power and I did not hear the unmistakeable horn of fire engines, so the assumption is that someone hit a pole and the sirens were from police and possible rescue vehicles.  Whew.

1 comment:

Kathryn said...

Wow, I can't believe the comparison of your two "smoke" pictures. The news says that the Yosemite fire is the size of Chicago - over 200 square miles. I can't even imagine the devastation...praying for firefighters, animals, and rural residents.