Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Wild Fires in Arizona are Absolute

One of the best ways to put out a fire in Arizona is to wait for Monsoon Season. If it's big enough it may bring down the fire to a manageable Situation.  People have paid excess prices for Real Estate, only to find that the end of a fire leaves an area looking like a War Zone for the next 30 years.
Quality of life issues
The wildfire is totally out of control (no containment as of yet.) Smoke has drifted as far as Iowa - and the fire is in its infancy. From my past experience in both Flagstaff Arizona and Northwestern Montana during summer fires - the sun disappears although the haze of smoke allows daylight . The smell of smoke is gagging.  Every day is the same - go to bed with it and wake up with it.
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Monsoon Lightning

When Monsoon Season comes (july august) the rain help suppress the fire while the Lightening starts more fires daily.
Many of Arizona fires continue until they burn out - many normal containment methods do not work well in a desert.
It is very probable Arizona's social and political issues will be solved if this fire is not contained.  Sara Palin moving to Arizona - the Indians would say, is a bad omen.

ps. Yesterday's Headlines:

Arizona wild forest fire grows by several thousand acres overnight

pretty soon Arizona will disappear

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