We are supposed to get some much needed rain this week. It is very dry and our Fire Danger is Very High according to Smokey Bear in Park Rapids.
There was a fire at the edge of town last week that was quickly put out…the water bombers and flame retardant dumping planes and helicopters assisted.
Luckily a Minnesota Incident Command Team had just finished up at a fire near Staples when the Lake Hattie fire broke out. They set up at the Lake George Fire Hall. Lake George’s Fire Trucks were parked outside to enable the use of the Fire Hall for a command center.
See that Semi Trailer? It is full of food and supplies.
Smoke from the fires hung heavy in the air. On Saturday we drove out of it and into sunshine and blue skies…Sunday there was no relief from the smoke.
On Sunday as we neared home, our Smoky Hills were indeed smoky. What wasn’t smoky was dusty from the field work.
My eye balls are doing their usual spring itch, eye drops help.