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Nevada is Burning

Posted by zaphriel on June 26, 2006

Welcome to fire season everyone. That time of year when the air fills with a beige color. The refreshing smell of burning sage is only upstaged by the long awaited 100+degree weather. It came early this year as it usually waits until mid July, but then yet it was an unusually wet year here too. (Thus all the abundant nice and dry grass)

Lightning Sparks New Nevada Wildfires as Blazes Scorch the West

ELKO, Nev. — A lightning storm touched off at least nine fires in northeastern Nevada, forcing interstate closures and threatening a small ranching community, authorities said.

A wildfire about 20 miles west of Elko burned about 5,000 acres, while another blaze had scorched about 3,000 acres northeast of Elko and forced residents in nearby Elburz to evacuate. Two sections of Interstate 80 were closed Sunday night.

Also from the Local News Station

Meanwhile, more than 125 firefighters are battling a wildfire that has burned within a quarter-mile of some homes on the edge of the Sierra about 15 miles north of Reno tonight. Authorities say there have been no evacuations or roads closed at that fire.

What’s that you say? Proof of Global warming and weather shifts? Sure, except that this cycle happens here about every 10 to 15 years. We just came out of a 7 year drought, but that has been on the move for a few years now, and I am sure in the future it will happen again. This is record heat, but not the first time for that record, like I said that cycle also repeats.

So let us brace for the annual fire season, and hope Tahoe doesn’t go up like a tinder box.

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