If you were to take a twenty to thirty minute drive from my house to a nearby and much loved mountain range (It’s actually where I was married) you’d drive right to the flames of this frightening forest fire.
What started as a prescribed burn has spread. As of last Saturday, the flames were contained and we thought the entire en-devour would be coming to a close. Oh were we all so very wrong! Due to the extreme dry conditions that this year as to offer, accompanied by massive winds that kicked up all day Sunday and beyond… this fire has spread immensely. The winds pushed the flames, and they grew far beyond the original intention.
There are several small towns so close to the fire that the air quality is miserable and it’s been raining ashes for days. It’s a dry year as is, and they’ve had to dip into our reservoirs to use the water with helicopters for over a week now. I personally have a swamp cooler, and last night we had to unhook our fire alarms because they wouldn’t stop going off. I have to keep the windows open despite the heat just to keep a little air circulation inside my home. Our eyes are itchy, our breathing is miserable, and our headaches are booming.
Now, before you get the complete wrong impression, just know that I’m not saying all of this merely to bitch and moan… I’m drawing a clear picture of our life quality, right now, here in central Utah to ASK FOR PRAYERS AND POSITIVE VIBES! Please send thanks to our local firefighters, and help us pray for containment.
Keep in mind that I’m not a professional picture taker, so most of these images were snapped by friends and family (Sorry guys. It’s a good thing your stuff isn’t copyrighted, cause I’m a thief lol). These last two in particular you can see two helicopters dumping water. You can also see how close the flames are to a Power Plant! This plant, along with another one close by, are a part of our local life source. I have many loved ones employed here, including my own brother and several other family members. Day in and day out they work hard to provide power to not only a large portion of Utah, but also several cities in Nevada and California alike.
If this plant catches fire it will be an incomprehensible devastation.
So, I ask one last time….
PLEASE KEEP THE TRAIL MOUNTAIN FIRE (in central Utah) IN YOUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS!