4.20.2011

Wow: Forgot There Were Other Texas Fires Going On


Heck of a photo. (On Facebook.)

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

that !@#$ looks like some special effects from a movie. Maybe the Mayans were off by a couple of years

Anonymous said...

If you've been there, you know how big that fire has to be to dwarf the observatory like that. And there's a few hundred thousand acres on fire behind that mountain that you can't see.

It'll take decades for the area to recover, like the fire at Guadalupe in the 80's.

Rage

Anonymous said...

We're staring right into the Gates Of Hell.

Lovella said...

That is an amazing picture...

Anonymous said...

Is West Texas rapidly becoming a desert?

Anonymous said...

It's God's Wrath being exerted on our lovely State of Texas......we stopped paying attention and let all the Devil's Minions, er, I mean Republican's take over. Now it's hell-to-pay time.

Anonymous said...

Hey barry, From yesterday about humidity - plays a major role. Firefighters should be able to make major headway today. Wind and low humidity makes fire do crazy things. Higher the humidities, the more predictible it is to take action against. Might not get any rain the next few days but the overcast and humidity are just what the doctor ordered

A said...

Parents live in Vernon. I live in Austin. I NEVER thought I'd be the one who had to evacuate because of a wildfire - but it happened on Sunday afternoon. I live less than a half-mile down the road from the Oak Hill Fire (aka the Pinnacle Fire). While it was smaller than those in West Texas and shorter in duration - it still destroyed 11 homes and damaged several others in the subdivision across from my apartment complex. At the point at which I could not see the end of our parking lot and ashes were floating through the air thickly enough that they were visible...yeah, I left. It was a really scary experience and very sad for those who lost their homes. Thankfully, no one was injured.