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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

MONSOON DANGER

Our monsoon season, which Arizonans long for as it brings cooling rain, also can bring danger.

Frequently, even if there is no rain, it can produce lightning.

And in the dry climate of my state that can start fires.



I spotted the smoke from this one on the other side of the Bradshaw Mountains from us yesterday evening.

It has been named the Cellar Fire and it began Sunday from a lightning strike.

It was a small 5 acre fire then but by yesterday it had grown to 8,000 acres.

So be careful out there, folks, it's fire season.


15 comments:

Jager said...

Don't get me started

LL said...

Thanks Bruce for always being the intrepid reporter! I thought it could be a prescribed burn. I did notice the birds are hunkered down instead of in the bird baths while the air quality is so bad. Canary in a Coalmine . . . I closed up the house and the garage. Glad that our crew is working inside today.

Val said...

That's scary. Hard to stop a wildfire.

Steve Reed said...

It seems no sooner does fire season subside than it starts again! Or it seems that way from my distant perspective, anyway.

RedPat said...

That is a scary sight!

Tom Cochrun said...

Let's also keep the firefighters in our thoughts.

William Kendall said...

Yikes!

Zhoen said...

Wet spring, lots of fuel.

I watch this site.
https://wildfiretoday.com

CheerfulMonk said...

How much defensible space do they recommend for you? For our place in the mountains they recommend 100 feet now.

Stay safe!

robin andrea said...

Oh that's a sight I've seen before. Fire season here too. I dread those smoky skies and the raging blaze. Hope they get that contained soon.

Sharon said...

We can use some rain NOW!

Peace Thyme said...

We who live in Colorado know the feeling very well. One worries about fire every day, actually.

Silver Willow said...

Are you guys at okay? 🙁

Catalyst said...

Oh yes, it's far from us.

Silver Willow said...

Thank goodness!