September 03, 2009

FIre on the Mountain

A telephoto shot of a ridge across the valley from my house. M. and I had heard an aircraft circling on the other side of it this morning and wondered what was happening. Then she spotted the smoke while out walking later.

The sheriff's office says that it is being fought. I know the area—thick white fir, mostly—and I suppose you could make a case for "let it burn."

A helicopter has been circling it now, but it lacks a water bucket, so it is just observing, I suppose. (Or helitack? From where?)

1 comment:

Old Duffer said...

I'm sure glad that we don't have to worry about fire here in the Tongass National Forest.
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