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Summertime and the Sky is Hazy

There are some nasty forest fires burning in Canada and the United States. In Alberta, where I live, there are 18 fires and over a hundred in B.C. The smoke travels far: in Edmonton the photo here shows a “sunny “day with a haze of smoke.It was much worse a few days ago when it seemed like night time.We are getting smoke from the Northwest Territories, from B.C. and from Nordegg, depending on which way the wind is blowing.

We had over a hundred fighters arrive from Ontario today to help with the various fires across the province. One fellow who was new to this thought it would be “fun”. Boy, is he in for a rude awakening!

I want to thank all the forest fighters , no matter where you are, for the hard work you do, with long hours, falling trees, exhaustion and dehydration a daily part of the job.Thank you for saving the homes of many. I thank all the people helping with evacuations and setting up centres for people to stay and for the people out there rescuing pets.It is good work that you are all doing.

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And this was a good day.The rain is helping.


4 responses

  1. I had not heard of the forest fires, usually that is big news even in the East.

    July 20, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    • In the Okanagan area in Washington, I think.

      July 20, 2014 at 6:55 pm

  2. The greens and the constructions, in a fuzzy world. 🙂

    July 24, 2014 at 2:05 pm

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