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Aug 15, 2012

More Smoke, Wildfires Threaten Idaho towns

            NASA handout satellite image taken on August 13, 2012 shows fires burning in California, Nevada and Oregon. Wildfires roared out of control across the sun-scorched U.S. West on August 15 and threatened to roll into two small towns in Idaho as firefighters managed to partially dampen a monster blaze that has destroyed 60 homes in Washington state. REUTERS-NASA-Jeff Schmaltz-LANCE-EOSDIS MODIS Rapid Response Team-GSFC-Handout
                                      NASA photo showing smoke

More Smoke-
Yesterday was just horrendous here in Boise. The smoke made it look like our city was on fire. It was so smoky, that you could smell it immediately going outside, and you could see it looking down a long street. My asthma has been pretty bad the last week or so, yesterday was not fun. These fires are reportedly not going to get under control until the first SNOW. That's right S N O W. That means October, unless we get some heavy rain before then. I feel for the fire crews (and their families) working in this horrendous heat, pushing 100. We are all so grateful for the work they do. These men and women don't get paid enough, and some die every year. Going out tonite on an errand we could see a HUGE cloud of smoke behind the foothills, looking east, towards one of the big fires. We missed the one fire north of here by 2 hours, on our way back from McCall two weeks ago. Lucky timing for us!

            
Wildfires Threaten Idaho Towns-
We even made in onto Rueters News, the huge international news conglomerate- Wildfires In The West

             
 
            

            

6 comments:

Kristina said...

Oh my. I had no idea. I've been out of loop with the news. Thank you for posting this.

2 Tramps said...

We have fires in Oregon, too. Depending on the winds, the smoke has been so thick that we can barely see the neighbor's home down the hill. Seems it happens just about every year here. We have had ashes showing up on our vehicles before, too.

Yes, those that fight these fires are such courageous people. Think of the stamina they must have - and so very brave...

nancy said...

It was a little better late yesterday here in town, but supposed to get bad again today...

Candy C. said...

Stay inside if you can when it's real smokey out. We had the same problem earlier this year with some fires near us.

nancy said...

Yes, I have been. I'm back to work next week, kids a week afer that. I hope it clears up for their sakes too...

Michelle said...

We heard from my father-in-law that Pine is on fire. My girls are so upset. That's where they spend their summers growing up. I pray they get it under control.

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