Fire Season again.

  1. We currently have 3-4 fires burning in this state.
    The biggest one is near Taos and has already burned over 4000 acres and is only 5% contained. It will probably burn for another 3 weeks at least.
    2 others are in the wilderness area and are not being fought. They will soon combine and total over 1000 acres. They have been burning for close to a month.
    The last one is in the Gila country. I'm not real sure but I thought I heard it was 5 or 6000 acres.
    Other places have tornados, hurricanes, floods.
    We fear fire!
    -Russell
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  2. 12 Comments

  3. by   Ted
    I hope no fires are near your way.

    Sounds quite scary! Such loss. . .

    Ted
  4. by   jemb
    Our fire season is here, too. We had more rain than usual in the winter/ rainy season, which resulted in an exceptonally green springtime. Now it's very dry again -- not to mention that we've had temps in the high 90's and low 100's over the last two weeks! Feels like I'm living in a tinderbox...

    About ten years ago, we had a very rainy winter with lots of flooding locally. The ground stayed green well into the summer -- unusual here in the desert -- but by late summer the fires were going full force! There were 3 huge fires less than 100 miles apart, and the air was gray for weeks. Only one of the fires was visible from my house, but even before that fire started, our neigborhood was covered in ashes from the other fires. For awhile the smoke was so thick over the whole area that we really couldn't tell how close any of the fires were. Visibility was only a couple hundred feet for days on end. I had my most treasured belongings gathered and packed, and had carriers and leashes ready for the dogs and cats in case we had to evacuate. Fortunately, it never got that close. Scary stuff...
  5. by   Berta
    OMG, I would be terrified of fire season. I take New England winters over that anytime. Keep safe, Berta
  6. by   Berta
    Forgive my stupidity on this, but where to you go to when the whole area is having fires and you need to evacuate? Are there designated safe areas, like fall out shelters etc?
  7. by   BadBird
    Fire sure is scarey, I hope you and your family , pets too stay safe.
  8. by   phn92
    You have fires and we have floods north and south of us! Wish we could send some of the wet stuff your way! My area has been very lucky so far, not too much flooding.

    Those type of fires would scare me to death! Stay safe!
  9. by   SmilingBluEyes
    yes we have 3 or 4 burning here in the mountains of WA. It's horrible and some take WEEKS to either burn themselves out or be PUT OUT.
  10. by   adrienurse
    Hoping no fires in your neck of the woods Russell. They're always a concern up here too, but fortunately there's been some good rain in the last month. It's not unusual for entire communities to be evacuated in the remote parts of northern Manitoba due to fires. Scary stuff.
  11. by   nowplayingEDRN
    May all those, Russell and jemb included, remain safe wherever the threat of fire is very real and or occuring.
  12. by   jnette
    Originally posted by UntamedSpirit
    May all those, Russell and jemb included, remain safe wherever the threat of fire is very real and or occuring.
    Amen to that !

    My sis sits on her front porch every night now and watches Mt. Lemmon burn... been burning for weeks... thousands of acres.. now spreading to the Catalina Mtn. range..... she can see all the different fires all along the mt. ranges from her porch at night, and the smoke stench is in the air everywhere, even down in Tucson below... sad. She always went up there to her favorite campsite in the summers to get relief from the heat.. not this year, Baby !

    Be safe, all !
  13. by   oramar
    Lately in Pittsburgh there is no chance for fire. It is always raining, rained yesterday will most likely rain today and tomorrow. Floods and tornadoes yes, forest fires no.
  14. by   nowplayingEDRN
    Although, we in NY have had an extremely wet spring/summer...it is still so dry from the previous years that it soaks in rather rapidly, not staying on the surface for too long so I fear that it would not take much to start a fire at all. And to compound the intrest factor, West Point has fires on their property every year, sometimes right out behind the hospital so....it can get a tad too close for comfort for this gal. So far, thank God...no fires yet but the CBT has only just begun and they have not been out to the rages yet so it is only a matter of time.

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