Saturday, June 01, 2013

Smoke everywhere

This is what the plume from the Thompson Fire looked liked this afternoon from Los Alamos.  The peak above the trees is the Pajarito Mountain Ski area. I was standing across from the Holiday Inn Express on the Main Hill road looking west.  The fire is now about 800 acres on the west side of the Valle Grande. Pajarito Mountain is just east of the Valle.  So it is still far away, but LA residents are watching. At a get together last night one friend was joking that she was considering installing a U-Haul trailer in her garage and storing things there that could always be ready for evacuation.

And the Tres Lagunas fire in the Sangres is now 6100 acres.  The smoke from both is mingling above us, and likely to descend with the cool of night tonight.  Praying for those fighting both blazes, those evacuated from their homes, and all dealing with the hazards of the smoke.

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