Thread: AZ Rt 273 Open?
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Old 04-19-2018, 09:39 AM
Seldomseen Seldomseen is offline
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There is no way to sugarcoat it: This has all the makings of a catastrophic wildfire season. Reality is even restrictions and enforcement are unlikely to prevent it considering the severity and scope of the situation.

Right now, we are 10-12 weeks out from any realistic hope of relief. Among these weeks are some of the hottest and driest conditions of the year. We better hope the seasonal wind shift happens on time and imports plenty of moisture.

I keep thinking back to Norman Maclean's Young Men and Fire where he detailed some Mann Gulch Fire survivor accounts where they started their own spot fires and leaped into the black just created before the main blaze caught them. Existing burns scars and treatments may be our only hope.

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