Smoke clouds far northwest, west, 4:45 p.m. 17 APR 11

Texas Forest Service link is also on my front blog page.

The above link describes the current — Sunday, April 17, 2011 — fires in Palo Pinto, Stephens Counties of Texas.

I can see the large clouds of smoke from the Caddo, Strawn fires from our ranch house, north Erath County, CR 114 and SH 108.

I have friends south of Cisco.



Filed under Wildfire

5 responses to “Smoke clouds far northwest, west, 4:45 p.m. 17 APR 11

  1. Looks like you’ll have to stay on high alert for a while. We should all hope for RAIN mid/west Texas. That is the only solution. Good luck.

    Don’t let yourself get hemmed in. If its close abandon ship. Fire moves faster than you can imagine. I assume you have the horse trailer and whatever else you need ready to go. Good luck!

    • Yes, I’ve got the trailers hitched and Star corralled. If it breaks loose, we load up everybody and head away from the danger. They are just having a terrible time north of here about fifteen miles or so.

  2. If you’ve not made use of the Weather Underground interactive map, you might want to give it a look. When you go to the site, the map controls are easy to understand. I’ve been checking the satellite/fire options.

    One nice touch is that you can see fire perimeters at a glance, and distinguish satellite-detected fires. The Forest Service map might provide the same information, but I didn’t see it in my quick glance.

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