Thursday, August 19, 2010

out of the frying pan

took a drive up the mine road to get a better look       

coming down over the ridge, Francois Lake at the bottom.  You can see the red of the flames.
east end of Francois Lake, looking south
the mall in Fraser Lake

Sunday, August 15, 2010

forest fires

The smoke of the forest fires is particularly bad today. There are 3 or 4 within 50 km of here, but Binta Lake is the one affecting us most. It's hot, it's dry, the air stinks, there's an orange glow to everything and there's no rain in sight for at least a week. Here is a picture of the fire from 2 days ago.
Don't worry, we are in no danger. As the crow flies, it's about 30 km away and would have to cross a VERY large lake to get to us. On this map the blue dot is our house, the red dot is the fire.

View fire - 15aug2010 in a larger map