Uprooted Magnolia

Squaw Mountain Fire Update- August 24

Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on August 24, 2011
©Leah Yetter Photographer

nothing but haze over the mountain today

I’ve updated the image gallery of the fire. (click the picture above for the gallery) It moved to the other side and threatened the highway but  is now mostly contained.
I just got word from the Wyoming State Forestry Division so for those of you that are local and those that are wondering, here is a portion of the letter I just received.

Squaw Mountain Fire at a Glance

Personnel: 250

Size: 14,460 acres, 80% contained

Structures: 1 seasonal cabin and out building

Date Reported: Sunday, August 21 2011

Locations: 15 miles SW of Wheatland

Injuries: none

Cause: Lightning

You can read the full report on my Facebook page.

Thank you to everyone for your thoughts and comments. Photographing this monster and reporting to you has helped me cope with the devastation. We are not in the clear just yet. We still have wind. And we will be on edge for the next couple of months until the wet stuff starts falling from the sky. August and September are the hottest and driest months out here so we will be on our toes especially when there is a lightning storm. The binoculars are still sitting by the window.

Tomorrow I hope to return the blog to its regular scheduled programming. 🙂

Love to you all,
Leah


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