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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Fire In The Hole



We see all sorts of things when Greg and I drive up/down to see each other (we live 300 miles apart). On his way back to Zannini South, he caught part of a fire.

Fortunately, his route took him to the side of the blaze and he didn't have to fight through it, if they would have let him go through at all. He said the base of the fire was at least five miles wide. That's how long it took him to get past it.


I looked it up and evidently the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas were deliberately
burning approximately 3200 acres that day. You see these regularly about this time of year. Burning the deadwood and spent grass of the year before prevents uncontrolled fires from lightning or careless fires.

As you can see everything is greening up around here. We'll be in the 80s the rest of the week. That freak snow storm on the first day of spring is now a memory.

4 comments:

Barbara Ann Wright said...

Those are pretty awesome pics. I'm enjoying looking around your site. ^_^

Maria Zannini said...

Welcome, Barbara. Off to check out your blog.

...hey, another Texan. Yee haw!

Dru said...

I'm glad it wasn't an out-of-control fire.

Maria Zannini said...

Dru: At first I thought it was, that's why I Googled the news on it and found out it was planned.

Poor California has enough trouble with wildfires. I'd hate to see them here too.