Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Calling all nervous nellies!

From the north side of Prescott, looking south, a forest fire appears to be encroaching on the city. (Yavapai Regional Medical Center in lower left of photo.)

But it was a controlled burn, one of two today. The next view is from Juniper Lane, on the south side of the city.

The other burn today was on Mingus Mountain but it was so far away only a dim smudge of gray smoke could be seen in the sky.

These controlled burns are done every year but every time they're done a certain number of people don't get the message and are all but running down the streets, shrieking "the sky is falling, the sky is falling."

There is no danger, folks, everything is being strictly controlled.


  1. Then there are the folk who complain about the air quality, forgetting the real reason for controlled burn. They are likely to blame a wildfire on the Forest Service as well. Bah. NIMBY hogwash.

  2. You are right on the money, Julie.

  3. Chicken Little lives here too. We had some burns, which unfortunately left our skies well laden with smoke for days, because a cloud cover came over. It looks like it is going to be a long hot summer here.

  4. I guess it's your turn, it's been a long hot one here, too. It's the Global Warmy, I tell ya'!


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