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Fire in the Moats
« on: November 15, 2004, 11:49:42 AM »

when I rode home from Jackson yesterday afternoon I saw a lot of smoke in the Valley. I figured it was everyone having a wood fire. however that is not at all the case. apparently there is a fire up in Hales Location behing Cathedral Ledge. from just looking up there it would seem to be in the vicinity of the Red Ridge Trail. I could see the clouds of smoke were really billowing up as I rode my bike back from town this afternoon. pretty disconcerting. the woods are tinderbox dry and it is ossible that the whole thing could go if we had some heavy winds.

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Re: Fire in the Moats
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2004, 01:58:55 PM »

Al --

Is the fire still active?  Please keep us informed about this situation.

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Re: Fire in the Moats
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2004, 04:47:59 PM »

it was still active as of 5PM this afternoon. as I understand it the forest service has had a hard time getting people up there to fight it. it is in an isolated area.

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Re: Fire in the Moats
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2004, 06:09:09 PM »

Joe Cote sent me a picture taken from up on top of Cathedral Ledge yesterday afternoon. I thought it was interesting. it actually seemed worse late this afternoon.

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Re: Fire in the Moats
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2004, 12:54:11 PM »

That is a huge picture!  Good luck dial-uper's!  I got to see the front of the fire from the scenic vista Sunday night.. pretty impressive.  It was on the cover of the Daily Sun today.

http://www.conwaydailysun.com/

Looks like it's pretty much out now... a small pocket of smoke up the Lucy brook drainage.  From what I've heard it burned mostly underbrush, ground leaves, and felled trees from windstorms.  These kinds of fires are good for the forest from time to time... even if it doesn't appear so right away.
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Re: Fire in the Moats
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2004, 09:37:13 AM »

you're right Dman. I made the pic a bit smaller now.

the fire is just a small smoulder now. if we get some rain or snow it will be history, and I for one hope so.

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