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Fire on the mountain...

                                     This is a view of the smoke emanating from the 'Museum fire' on the peaks close to Flagstaff. This was a week ago, its more contained now but still burning, fortunately away from the town. Thanks to all the firefighters and volunteers.

Fire on the mountain...

                                     This is a view of the smoke emanating from the 'Museum fire' on the peaks close to Flagstaff. This was a week ago, its more contained now but still burning, fortunately away from the town. Thanks to all the firefighters and volunteers.

comments (14)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 30 Jul 2019, 01:28
The path of the smoke suggests the air is quite damp, Frank...it makes for a fine image.
Frank L Croston.: We have had some humidity lately Ray. Thank you.
I love this shot, Frank! So sad though. Our poor wilderness.
We have such brave men and women among us!
Frank L Croston.: Thank you Elizabeth. Yes we do, you have to admire them.
Quel tristesse de voir toute cette végétation partir en fumée.
Frank L Croston.: It is very sad Martine.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 30 Jul 2019, 06:37
Nice picture but let's hope it gets put out quickly Frank
Frank L Croston.: Thanks Chris. Its now 80% contained according to the radio this morning.
Wouah... impressionnant ...tant mieux s'il est continu !
Frank L Croston.: Thank you Claudine.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 30 Jul 2019, 07:28
Its a always a worry when such fires get anywhere near residences but glad that it is now contained. Have they found the cause yet?
Frank L Croston.: Not yet, its still being investigated. There are fires on the North rim of the Grand Canyon that are lightning caused.
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 30 Jul 2019, 08:20
It’s always sad to see trees go up in flames let alone the danger to people and property.
Frank L Croston.: Indeed it is Andrew.
Fire, though devastating, makes beautiful photo opportunities. This is the first year our western provinces are not battling huge fires. Knock on wood.
Frank L Croston.: I hope it stays the same Mary.
A very good image of a sad event, it must be very worrying when these fires occur.
Frank L Croston.: Thanks Brian. It must be awful if one threatens your home.
It is a frightening experience even on a small scale but this must have been very worrying for you both
Frank L Croston.: Well it was on the peaks which are the other side of town so other than the occasional smell of smoke we weren't affected. Some people were evacuated and it was a problem for animals, there were accidents with animals crossing the highway escaping the fire. Its now 80% contained.
it looks like there was low clouds on the mountain Frank... but this is not a good thing... how was the air quality in Flagstaff this week?....petersmile
Frank L Croston.: It wasn't too bad Peter, just an occasional smell of smoke.
  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 30 Jul 2019, 19:32
Wow, that's scary.
Frank L Croston.: It certainly was for those affected Bonnie, hopefully the worst is over, unless we get heavy rain then they are concerned( ironically ) about flooding due to the fire.
Well, wildfires are part of Mother Nature's renewal process - they often result, at least for a time, in greater biodiversity.
Frank L Croston.: Very true Tom, its just sad for the people who live in proximity to the fires. I spoke to a man in the White mountains who had a cabin there he told me it was a regulation of having property there, that they had to clear brush and trees for a certain area around it .
Glad to hear it's now contained. We've been a bit concerned.
Frank L Croston.: Thanks Graeme, all the firefighters did a great job. We had some rain today which will help.

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