Saturday, August 22, 2015

Wildfire smoke in the distance...

This is Mt. Adams, about 40 miles East-Northeast of Mt. St. Helens.  This long lens shot shows smoke from some of the wildfires causing so much havoc in Eastern Washington State and Oregon State.   Resources are beyond thin.  Most of the fires were caused by dry lightning.  Laura and I are not in harm's way, but the normally "wet" side of the state is incredibly dry with the drought this year.  

Firefighters and equipment-- including those from other parts of the US, military personnel, volunteers, even prisoners are all doing their best.   Here's a fire map from the US Government:   

Again, we are not in danger from these fires, but recovery will be a long time coming in both states.

7 comments:

orvokki said...

This fire is terrible. we can see it also on our TV.
I hope, as we all do, that the fire will soon be under control. Everyone works together to turn off the fire. I hope there pouring rain soon.
It is great to hear you both are ok.
Your photo is gorgeous.
Hugs

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Bill I am glad you and your wife are not in danger but these fires are tragic adn leave behind much devastation. I popped in to seeLaura's blog. Her photography is amazing.

What Karen Sees said...

Glad you are safe. Here in Utah, wild fires have turned our skies, dark gray for several days. Feel so sorry for those who live close to the danger.

Bob Bushell said...

Bad news Bill. Great photo.

CountryMum said...

Fires are just so devastating. Yours have made the news over here in Australia. We pray for widespread rains to douse them all.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Take care my friend when in these woods.

Stephanie said...

Glad to hear you both are okay and not in harms way of those awful fires.