Celtic Diva's Blue Oasis: Fox Creek Wildfire on Tustumena Lake

Monday, July 18, 2005

Fox Creek Wildfire on Tustumena Lake

If you compare the picture to the one I posted the other day, you can see that it's a lot bigger - up to 31,000 acres. It seems the weather has improved so they are just managing it now (letting it kill the beetle-killed spruce)

Luckily, the only danger it poses to my inlaws who live on the Peninsula is the smoke (which is bad enough) - Tustumena Lake is farther south and stands between them and the fire.

A little trivia - Fox Creek Fire is a lightening strike fire. Last year, there were about 20 fires started by lightening strikes. So far this summer, there have been 170+.


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