14 June 2006

The smell of fire

Today was hot and windy. Maybe record breaking hot. Perfect fire conditions. Sort of spooky because I expected something to happen.

After work, I went outside and smelled it. The smell of fire. I could smell it wasn't close though. We walked around the Wild Horse Circle loop and could see an unusual haze North, East and South. It wasn't pollution haze, it was different. After putting my girls to bed, I checked my RSS feeds. Yep. A fire in NW Colorado (3000 acres), a small one (12 acres) by the Wyoming border, another small one near Cascade (west of Co. Springs) and in WestCliffe (200 acres).

I'm still spooked, it's still windy and the summer is just starting. Glad that my nose is good.

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