Archive for September 6th, 2011

Fire

amywink September 6th, 2011

The horses are safe and evacuated to a friend’s place in Fayette County as a precaution. With fires spreading south from Union Chapel and Bastrop, as well as fires to the east of Lockhart, we decided evacuation in daylight was better than evacuation in the middle of the night. So, yesterday evening, we loaded the horses for a nice vacation to Fayette county. We packed the carriages in the other trailers, prepared everything else for a swift exit. Here are some photographs of the smoke.

This is smoke from the Bastrop Complex Fire, now 28,500 acres and possibly the Union Chapel Fire mixed in. I could see this smoke in the morning before the Union Chapel fire started:

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This may be smoke from either the Delhi (pronounced Dell-high) or the Pettytown fire in Caldwell County:

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And this is smoke from the Pedernales One fire, west of Austin. The sunset made it look especially frightening but it’s not really the flames, just the sun…

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