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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Update on the Morris Fire

Since yesterday at 4:30 when the fire started, it has spread to over 750-acres as of this morning and is only 10% contained with no estimate on containment. The weather conditions are not in our favor. The National Weather Service issued a red flag alert for low humidity and extreme fire danger. Weather officials expect temperatures to reach into the triple digits in the valleys today. I believe the fire is burning in the opposite direction from the barn, but fires are never very predictable. It's a tough battle for firefighters because of the difficult steep and rocky terrain.

The smell of fire is very heavy in the air. I can smell it very strongly at my house and I am about 15 miles away from it.

8 comments:

fernvalley01 said...

Herea hoping it gets put out quickly . Is your hubby fire fighting there ? Stay safe

Kate said...

Keeping our fingers crossed for you!

Five O'Clock Somewhere said...

Luckily Chad is not on this fire. The way it works is a mutual aid call is placed to the surrounding cities in the event of a wildfire whoever is on duty that day goes and he had yesterday off!

Paint Girl said...

Hopefully they can get it contained more than 10%! Fires are so unpredictable. Hoping it stays far away from the barn!

Desert Rose said...

terrible situation!!!

Twisted Fencepost said...

This is terrible!
I am hoping and praying that it stays away from the barn and they get it out quickly!

storybeader said...

what a scary site. And so close to a large population... though I feel sorry for the animals inside! {:-(

storybeader said...

what a scary site. And so close to a large population... though I feel sorry for the animals inside! {:-(

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