Thursday, June 19, 2008

Mountain Fire

I had planned to give a daily travelogue of last week's trip to Asheville with no interruptions, but I hadn't planned on the mountain in front of my house catching fire.



The above is what I saw around 2 p.m. yesterday when I went after the mail. Alarmed, I called the sheriff's office and was informed that they were aware there was a small fire on the mountain.




By 6:30 p.m., the fire was no longer small. It had grown quite a bit.




This is what it looked like an hour or so ago. I daresay I will be watching this fire burn for some time.

The mountain is Caldwell Mountain. I have not yet received a report on the acreage burned.

4 comments:

  1. This must be a new fire. They had reported another fire contained. I forget the name of the mountain now, but it wasn't Caldwell...perhaps Poor? Praying for rain!

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  2. Yes, it just started yesterday. Apparently a smoldering lightning strike.

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  3. I'm catching up on all of your posts!

    I loved visiting the Biltmore. I had a friend that worked in the winery once. I *heart* Asheville and that is where I truly want to move to. I love your pics!

    So terrible about the fire! What started it? Are they putting it out? Shan

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