Sunday, August 3, 2014

Super Natural BC

Thing is, when you live in the forest, sometimes it burns.

This photo was taken about 4 pm.  Instead of a clear blue sky, we have a thick haze of smoke.  Point of fact is, we aren't the worst off - it seems the western side of the continent is going up in flames as well as the far north and some areas are far, far worse.

With the Farmer's Almanac predicting a hotter, dryer summer than 'normal', we can expect the wildfires to continue.

Just in BC alone the province has way too many significant fires.

The land all round is rough making getting to some of these fires next to impossible.  Fire crews are run off their feet trying to contain (not necessarily put them out, but keep them from spreading) which means that smoke is going to continue to be a problem even though my town isn't in immediate danger from the flames themselves.  Some towns are.

Rain dance, anyone?


Fran said...

Maybe the fires will kill off that pine beetle. I haven't heard nich about them for awhile.

Anonymous said...

I will do a rain dance. Washington State is on fire, and we lost our family cabin last weekend to one of the fires.

Laura Fry said...

So sorry to hear about losing your family cabin. :(