Friday, June 29, 2012

Smoke in the Valley

Smoke has descended into the Estes Valley this morning. With wildfires both north and south of Estes, and no wind,  it's hard to tell from which fire it's coming - maybe both. The haze and smell is getting worse by the minute. We closed the house up early so it's relatively cool and smoke free inside. I took a couple of photos but they don't capture the haze very well. The rain we had on Wednesday and Thursday was most welcome but with the exceptionally high temperatures, things dry out quickly. There are at least six fires burning in Colorado and the threat of new fires is extreme. I keep our grab and go bags ready. Yesterday I signed up with LETA (Larimer Emergency Telephone Authority) which is an emergency notification system. It's a desperate time for Colorado.

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