I woke up early Monday, with nausea and a pounding headache. A smokey haze surrounded our house. It had infiltrated through our open windows during the night and the smell was unmistakable. Vaguely like campfire, with a sickening aftertaste.
There were no flames to be seen, and no helicopters or small planes buzzing overhead. This assures me that the fire itself was not too close. But it’s a huge fire, if it’s haze wafted over to us and still smells so strong.
For the first time since living here, I closed all the windows and turned on the air conditioning. I set the thermostat to 84 degrees, and already it was blowing cool air at 6:00 AM because it was 85 degrees in the house, . A downside of having good insulation?
Anyway, I wanted to find out more of what was going on. I call it “staying informed”, but hubby says I’m nosy. Either way, I went to the local on-line newspaper, The Pine Tree, and poked around awhile.
I found this interesting fire update article that I wanted to share with y’all. The outstanding photos show the helicopters, jumpers, and air tankers working at the scene of the fire.
Don’t you just love how the reporter writes like he’s chatting with you personally?