Er, is that smoke?
June 21, 2010 9 Comments
The third wildfire of the week erupted yesterday in Flagstaff, and boy is this a biggy! So far it has destroyed 10,000 acres and despite 400 firefighters, 8 aircraft and 5 helicopters it’s still out of control and growing. It’s a tragedy and threatens hundreds of homes, let alone devastating a beautiful landscape, so I don’t particularly want to celebrate it. Nevertheless, it just so happened that a friend and I were hiking up Humphrey’s Peak yesterday, which is Arizona’s highest point at over 12,500ft. The summit was only a few miles from the fire and from that vantage point it was particularly dramatic, so I thought I’d share a few photos.
The fire is now about the same size as Flagstaff itself and growing. Good luck to the fire crews, and best wishes to those who have been evacuated.