Smokey, smokey, and smokey …

**NOTE** Inciweb seems to be up and working with very accurate, thorough information under the new IC. MCSO’s Oakley’s name had not been on this am’s report, but is added, along with Boone on this evening’s report.

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The psyche, I am discovering, has an interesting way of copping with events of great magnitude. Eventually, one gets numb. I woke this morning to the sights and smells of unusual amounts of smoke. Nothing. No concern, no curiosity, no cares. I already knew some significant back burning operations were continuing, and I did check all my usual internet sources, just to be sure. I am not concerned that I do not seem alarmed, or nervous, or even curious. My emotional barometer decided to take the day off. OMMMM … perhaps I can get back in balance, today. The rest of me is following suit. No phone, no visitors, no interruptions. Now, if I can just get the dogs to stop barking at the wind!
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In case you haven’t noticed, I created a new page of misc. fire photos. See page link on right.
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Here is today’s comment from xasauantoday: (for the maps, click on their link in my blogroll)

“10:00AM July 23 Update:

Overnight thermal imaging indicates that the backfire moving into Miller Canyon has really flared up. We hope the structures there were adequately protected. We didn’t think there could be anything left to burn near the MIRA observatory, but it appears they have been backfiring from there as well, with some of the fire spilling into the Piney Creek headwaters. The marine layer has burned off very quickly this morning, so this fire will probably continue to be active for as long as there is fuel for it to burn[.]”

2 thoughts on “Smokey, smokey, and smokey …

  1. I cannot agree with you more on how our strengths survive and become stronger in times of stress and disaster. One of our most wonderful human qualities. OHMMMMM. Hugs, KK.

  2. This morning on the news 7/25/08 says the fire is now 79% contained. They mentioned that the voluntary evac’s will be lifted by 6:pm tonight. A M E N —> NO more passes needed for our friends!

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