18 June 2015

Fires, Fires Everywhere



The fire to the south, on the Kenai Peninsula, has grown to 3,000 acres. Firefighters there report that it's zero percent contained, but there's some good news. They report that the fire's growth is toward the Chugach National Forest, into a large recreation area, and away from homes.

The Mat-Su fire remains at about 7,500 acres, and is 75 percent contained, authorities say. That's a good.

The local news reports that there are 18 fires of significant size across the state, most of which have been ignited by lightning since Tuesday night. Dry storms, we're told, with little rain but a lot of strikes. Lovely.



Pray for rain for nearly all of Alaska, and especially the wildfire areas, please.

10 comments:

Vicki said...

Done and continuing.

Sandy said...

Rev. Paul,

It's that time of year when it gets dry and there's forest fires.
I wish I could send you all of our rain to help. Stay safe!

Rev. Paul said...

Thank you, Vicki.

Sandy, it would be a big help if you can pull it off. :)

Cathy said...

Oh how I wish we could send some of this Ohio sogginess. It's been a crazy year.

Rev. Paul said...

Cathy, it seems almost every year for the last decade has been a 'crazy' one, weather-wise. But we'd sure take the rain if you can get it here.

Ed Bonderenka said...

Lord Jesus. Please help.

Old NFO said...

Done and done!

Rev. Paul said...

Amen, Ed. Amen.

Thank you, NFO.

Chickenmom said...

So sad - saw the fire reports on the news. Prayers and hope for all.

Rev. Paul said...

Thank you, Chickenmom.