Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Our first fire this season....

 On my way home today, I could see smoke over my way.  I thought someone was burning weeds.  Then as I got closer, I could tell this wasn't a burning weeds fire.  I got kinda panicky thinking it looked awful close to my home.  Then when I got home I could tell exactly where it was.  Across the state highway out where I hike.  Crap, I thought, not the trail.  Thank heavens it isn't, it's in a small canyon away from the trail.   It took me awhile to go over to take pictures, so all I could see was smoke.  The arrow points to the helicopter laying down water on the fire.
 Going to the Ivins Reservoir for more water.  Kinda looks like a overgrown wasp to me.
 Just smokey, I couldn't see any flames.  I'm thinking it's almost out.
You can see the burned places, and the fire trucks sitting out there watching to make sure nothing else flames up.

10 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

yuck. i think some parts of the country are going to have a tough summer like texas had last year.

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

That's awful & would drive me crazy... how do you take it? I'm so sorry ya'll have to deal w/ all that!

Debbie said...

yikes, good thing it wasn't our trail!! we've had 3 days of rain and my lawn looks amazing. now i'm ready for the sun!!

Catherine said...

Very scary!
xo Catherine

Angie said...

How sad :(
Hope this fire season isn't too bad in your area.

Jill said...

Oh dear, I wish this weren't happening!

EG CameraGirl said...

Terrible news!

Rose said...

I have never been close to a fire like that...and hope I never am.

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Oh that's scary! We had several fires int eh area last year due to drought- our first go round with any that close.

Jeanne said...

Fire in your nature spot can be very frightening can't it??