Saturday, July 25, 2009

Saturday Fires

It was raining little bits of ash at Farmer's Market today. The little bits looked like dandruff on our pretty black table cloth.
There's a very large forest fire about 20 miles from Fairbanks, close to Nenana, and we're dealing with some nasty ash & smoke. I had to use my inhaler at the market and I'm all shakey now... Blech. I'd almost rather not be able to breath than use the thing. I get all messed up with adrenalin.
This is a portion of the fire close to us. They're calling it the Railbelt Complex fire because several small fires started with lightning strikes, and now they've grown together into one mega-forest fire. The complex has grown to more than 190,000 acres.
Kinda freaky.

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