Friday, June 20, 2008

Mountain Fire II

The fire on Caldwell Mountain in front of me continues to burn.

Estimates have been 100 acres but I think that laughable. Several hundred acres would be more like it. It's burned most of the mountainside.

Above is where the fire was yesterday afternoon as seen from Blacksburg Road.

This is around 8 p.m. on Breckinridge Mill Road.

Yesterday evening, Breckinridge Mill Road (above).

The above is the view out my front door as of this morning.

The fire has burned down the mountain, moving towards civilization. This shot was taken around 12:15 today from Stevens Road, which is about 1/4 mile from my house. The fire has burned so low down the mountain I can no longer see the fire line from my house because of the trees.

The fire has burned unchecked since Wednesday. Reports are a hot shot crew is scheduled to begin work on it today.


  1. How can it be that nobody's been working on it before now!? Have you any idea how it started? I hope not arson like in Florida.

  2. June - the Forest Service decided to let it burn because the terrain was so rough. Now that it is at a lower elevation I guess they will try to put it out.


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