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up in smoke
added Mon June 16 2003 at 10:06 PM
I left the house at about 3 or 4 in the afternoon to go run errands, and when I looked to the west, the sky was brown. For some reason the first thing that popped in my head was that there must be a dust storm blowing in, but then I realized that wind didn't kick up that much dust here in Flagstaff. Then I realized that it wasn't dust... it was smoke.

Warning signals flashed through my mind. The hill that the smoke was rising over is a veritable tinderbox. The forest was recently ravished by a very destructive bark beetle, and between that and the drought conditions in the southwest, half the hill is brown instead of green. It's a very sad sight, seeing all those dead brown pine trees. At any rate, if it were to catch fire, then there would be a very big problem; with a little bit of wind, it would very probably tear through the forest like lightening. Last summer's fire down by Showlow burned almost half a million acres and if I remember correctly it moved at about 60 mph at certain points. Needless to say, I don't want one of those beasts burning behind my house.

Imagine my relief when I watched the news and found out that it was actually a prescribed burn quite a ways away. It still, however, is a big concern that the tree huggers won't let anybody cut down the dead trees. It's all fine with me to keep as many trees as possible as long as it doesn't mean my house is about to burn down for the sake of a few dead trees. It's all of our prayers that the whole area doesn't go up in smoke.

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