Don`t Let the Smoke Get in Your Eyes....
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This all goes back to July 7 when the interior of the province literally exploded in dozens of wild fires, many of them still out of control.
Rainfall has been almost nonexistent since May.
June saw 0.34ml of precipitation.
July saw 0.34 ml also.
For those that prefer it in inches, that`s 1/64 of an inch each month.
How dry is it? Of course my lawn is brown, but now so are the weeds.
But it`s the air that`s so bad.
The smoke we are getting right now is from a fire about 100 km west, the Elephant Hill fire. Estimated at 80,000 ha, or about 200,000 acres.
Along with the 200 or 300 homes destroyed by all these fires, there`s been over 40,000 people evacuated. Livestock losses are unknown but are probably in the thousands.
A number of towns evacuated and numerous highway closures. That means local businesses are taking a huge hit.
And no end in sight.