Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Boise Inferno

WOW. I turned on the TV last night to watch the DNC, and found only reports on the big Boise Inferno. A fire started in a field, ultimately destroying 10 homes, damaging 9 houses, and killing one person in a matter of a few hours.
A "perfect storm" of 50 mph winds, super-low humidity, and dry ground conditions created an inferno that moved like...well, wildfire...
This fire was about 8 miles away from us. It was so strong it was jumping roads! It was a scary event, and a reminder of what a delicate balance all our lives are in...and what a different environment we have moved to.


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