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My World - Wildfires!
Look closely in the left and right corners of this picture and you'll see what my post is about this week. Whilst we were out geocaching (see post below), we noticed this large plume of smoke on the horizon to the south. The whole time we were out it just grew and grew, then we spotted many local Fire Departments heading into Woodward to help. As we arrived in town, we realised it was alot closer to town than we had initially thought . It was a terribly windy day, with gusts in excess of 40mph and the wind direction was blowing it towards town. This was one of four wildfires our volunteer fire departments had to fight yesterday. I found out later three of them were set by the same very sick minded person. The same vehicle was seen at all the fire locations, but they never managed to catch the perpetrator. However, this particular wildfire was started by another person who carelessly discarded a cigarette butt, despite the red flag warnings that nobody here can miss at the moment! We drove closer to see where it was originating, and as we got into this thick smoke the Highway Patrol closed the highway behind us to traffic. So we turned and headed back into town, whilst saying a few prayers for our very brave firefighters. Within 40 minutes of this picture, many of the fire trucks passed us heading in the opposite direction, to fight yet another wildfire. Sadly this is my world now, please keep praying for rain in Oklahoma.