Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Schultz Fire-Day 3

A mixed bag of Schultz Fire news this morning. On the bad side, the fire continues to grow, and is now at 14,000 acres (22 square miles), with only 20% containment.
On a more positive side, many of the evacuated will be allowed to return home later this morning (per radio news reports), and highway 89 has semi-reopened. Also, Lockett Meadow has been spared, so far.

Officials set rules for orderly return of evacuated residents There is a "smoke advisory" for much of the region today. The prevailing winds had been blowing much of the smoke away from town, but overnight settling has left more smoke behind. I have an urge to mock the "smoke advisory" with a "yup, smells like smoke" comment, but it is actually a serious situation. People with respiratory difficulties (like me) are urged to remain indoors and avoid outdoor activities.
Here's a map of the fire, updated yesterday:

I'm hoping to get my buddy, the old firefighter, to write a more technical analysis soon, as he's a real expert on these things. We'll see if he gets time to do it.


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Geez fires floods tornadoes and oil spills, when can we expect the plague of frogs?

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