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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Day three - Morris Fire Update

An air tanker drops retardant during the Morris Fire up highway 39

The fire continues to burn out of control in steep inaccessible terrain above Azusa, and has grown to 1750 acres.
The fire remains at 10 percent containment.


Air quality officials issued a smoke advisory Wednesday for areas of the Southland impacted by smoke from the wildfire. The photo above was taken at the barn in the early afternoon, but last night by the time I got there after work, it seemed the winds had blown much of the smoke away. I didn't even smell the smoke in the air and I could see blue sky, which I was glad about for the horses sake.

The forecast for today is another hot, dry day with 10-20 mph winds out of the west, very low humidity and temperatures as high as 104 degrees at low elevations. Ugh! Thankfully, the forecast did not call for any strong Santa Ana winds that typically stoke the worst Southern California wildfires.

Late Wednesday, a new fire erupted in the Los Angeles suburb of La Canada Flintridge. At least 20 acres had burned by evening with 20 percent containment, U.S. Forest Service spokesman Bruce Quintelier said.

6 comments:

Desert Rose said...

keeping you in my prayers!

fernvalley01 said...

Hope the winds stay away and you all stay safe!

jrosey said...

Man! Too scary. Hope that they get it under control soon!!

Julia said...

My thought are with you. I hope you don't have to evacuate.

Split Rock Ranch said...

You're still in my prayers!

Julia said...

We could smell smoke in our town today. No plumes but it's just a reminder it is burning somewhere...

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