Monday, October 22, 2007

Still burning...

...and now that the smoke is coming from all four sides, the atmosphere has gotten worse. The odor of burned wood is very strong.

I found this satellite image on NASA's website. Taken at 2:30 this afternoon, it shows the smoke from the major fires blowing out into the ocean. The two largest plumes come from Los Angeles County; the smaller (below the others) is from the San Diego fires...



I'm glad to be where I am in relation to the fires. I wish I was somewhere else altogether.

This is an inevitable consequence of trying to fill what was once desert with people.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

wow...that's a lot of smoke!

they give any time frame for when they might get it contained?

Bud

MrScribbler said...

Bud -- the winds that are pushing the fires are supposed to begin to die down late tomorrow or Wednesday. But the fires will probably go on for days yet.

Birdie said...

I left my comment in the previous entry.... I'm sad about it all *snif*

John said...

If CA sinks soon like it is supposed to, that will help the fire situation. I've heard it was going to fall off into the ocean any day since I was a kid. Time to pull some of those floats out from under it.

TheLubeFaerie said...

I am worried about my father.

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