Aug 15, 2012
More Smoke, Wildfires Threaten Idaho towns
NASA photo showing 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