I live just east of the Springs, about 25-30 miles from the Mountain Shadows area that was devastated on Tuesday. To show how strong the wind was that caused the Tuesday firestorm, when I went outside first thing Wednesday morning there were pieces of ash all over my driveway and yard, some almost as big as a playing card. One of the attached pictures was taken in a friend's neighborhood in Mountain Shadows. The other 2 were taken in my neighborhood and show the smoke plume 25-30 miles away.
Some 2100 souls along the sw border. Academy training continues and the new cadets are about to arrive if not already there to begin their basic training. They might get a crash course in fire containment procedures.
That's Sijan Hall (a dorm) in the foreground, Mitchell Hall (the dining hall) in the middle and Fairchild Hall (the classrooms) in the background. You are looking to the south and a touch west and it is showing the fire remains to the SW of the grounds
I just heard on KFAB this morning (Fri) that a number of the USA Swimming staff who are in Omaha for the Olympic Swim Trials have had their neighborhoods evacuated back in the Springs, and one of them has had their home burned to the ground.
(old Gaelic saying)Chan eil h-uile facal sireadh freagairt. Not every question requires an answer.
Been prayin since back in January. By far, this has been the windiest year since I've been in Utah (19 years), throw in the record temps and zilch snowpack and the west is a tinderbox. Thanksfully, we didn't get our usual June lightning storms, or we'd be in the same boat as Colorado. Hopefully the idgits with fireworks don't do more damage next week.
I will wash my truck this weekend in hopes that that brings rain