Wednesday, September 5, 2007

No Smoke Without Fire

We are getting ample proof of that old adage in the Bay Area just now. There are two large wildfires burning to the east of the area - one up by Susanville and the other in Henry Coe State Park, east of Gilroy. Add to that a strengthening off-shore wind and visibility here has plummeted as a result. Just driving home with the air conditioning blowing into the car made my eyes sting; you can literally see, smell and taste the smoke. Both fires are still growing, with the longer-burning one only 20% contained. Humidity is falling, the wind is still blowing and no obvious end is yet in sight.

Scant compensation that it makes the sunsets pretty, though.

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