The forecast is for southerly winds bringing lots & lots of smoke this way, and sho' nuff, that's what we're getting now.
The folks in the area where the above picture was taken were forced to evacuate last night, and then allowed back when the forecast winds didn't appear. That may be changing, now.
If you're of the praying sort (and I know that many of you are), please pray that no one else loses their home to the wildfire, which is now well over 110 square miles.
The Live Update page at www.ktuu.com includes this passage:
--According to the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center, those in charge of the fire determined that the fire died down enough to allow residents back to their homes just before 3 a.m.Residents living between miles 103 and 105 of the Sterling Highway were ordered to evacuate on Saturday night at about 11 p.m.A few hours later, the evacuation was reversed, but residents in the area are still under an evacuation advisory, that means they should be ready in case fire activity picks up and they need to get out of harm's way.
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We're going to hit the stores today, slowly and casually, and take our time. No sense being in a rush, as that leads to frustration with all the other people doing the same thing. Besides, if you get in a hurry today, it'll just lead to coughing fits from all the smoke.
Nice thing about this particular weekend: we have no agenda to speak of, and that's the best kind of holiday.