Monday, June 04, 2007

Smoke Update

The wind has subsided and there is not as much smoke blowing into the valley this morning. However all the high level smoke that blew into the area is settling lower into the valley now so the entire valley smells like wood smoke. It is going to be a bad couple days for people with sensitive sinuses. My nose can't decide if it is going to itch and hurt or just run - a lot. My eyes are burning and irritated and I'm seriously thinking about not putting my contact lenses in this morning.

I still haven't found out which fire is causing the smoke but at least I know both their names. The most likely culprit is the Goldledge Fire which is burning about 10 miles north of Lake Isabella. The other fire in the mountains west of us is the Shannon Fire which is burning about 10 miles southeast of Porterville.


Anonymous said...

I don't know how to blog, but I appreciate this news about the two fires smokin' up the valley.

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note for the hell've it here is a photo of the Goldledge fire shortly after it broke out, I was camped up there at the time and evac'd myself.

David said...


Since you were in the area when the fire was in it's early stages, did you happen to see a white Chevy S-10 pickup truck seen leaving the Goldledge campground on Sunday.

According to KERO Channel 23 the forst service is looking for a person of interest concerning this fire and anyone who has information is urged to call the U.S. Forest service at 559-294-4894.