They're doing what they can to get this out: they even had some fire trucks from the airport come in and try to put it out. Apparently a back hoe (that they brought in to try to break through the mulch so the firefighters could spray the actual fire) was the one that broke the barrier and allowed run off in the creek, which runs into a river, which resulted in the dead fish. So, his duties have changed to try to build back up the barrier to save the fish. Poor guy! If it was a mistake, he must feel awful!
The more they spray water on the pile, the more smoke. Businesses and residences have been told to turn off the HVAC if it brings in outside air, and the fire dept. captain advised to watch for carbon monoxide poisoning, even though the material is organic. It's expected to continue burning for days.
Photos by Mark McIntyre, special to the News-Sentinel
So...has there been anything exciting going on where you live?
Hope they're able to get that fire out ... and keep that dreadful water out of the creek.ReplyDelete
Wow - nothing nearly exciting as this!ReplyDelete
I love thunderstorms and they've been promising them and then changing their minds for days now.
Burning mulch is not a pleasant smell. We had a pasture fire last weekend...it was controlled at first...then not so much. The fire dept fought it for several hours.ReplyDelete
Wow-what a mess! I hope they can get it under control before anything more serious occurs.ReplyDelete
It's relatively quiet here I guess : )
I'm just excited to be back to blogging after several weeks off. We did have some "exciting" weather over the weekend. Tornadoes and such, but that is typical for Oklahoma!ReplyDelete
We get wildfires sometimes, but I've never heard of a mulch pile big enough to cause this much of a problem!ReplyDelete
Holy smokes! Literally!1 That picture looks like a volcano. Hope you aren't bothered too much by the smoke. We had the smoke from those AZ fires last summer. My eyes were burning and everything smelled like camping.ReplyDelete
Hope they can get it out soon. For your sake. And the fishies too.
Wow! All that toxic poisoning is scary!ReplyDelete
Wow...that hurts the earth, and that hurts ME.ReplyDelete
I hate it when stuff like this happens.
Me? Excitement? Well, if I shared in your comment section then what would I blog about? ;)