Friday, May 1, 2009
Halifax is in flames. There is a huge fire that has been burning out of control on the outskirts. Yesterday my daughter and I were doing some errands and noticed the dark billowing clouds in the sky. Ominous. We found out soon enough what it was.
Gorgeous forest is gone as well as homes:( No reports of injuries, thank goodness. It is raging still. You can smell woodsmoke in the air. We have just had a hot dry spell and our forests are full of dry tinder left behind when Hurricane Juan downed many trees. The winds are high, fanning it on. People were literally running from it with whatever possesions they had the presence of mind to grab. Such a shock. Here is an article from our local paper with more info and a link to an extraordinary picture of the fire There is rain in our forecast today.....I hope it starts sooner rather than later.
UPDATE: It is raining! Hooray:)
at 8:50 AM