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Posted: 6/20/2003 2:03:18 PM EDT

Any of you Tucsonians got any property up there?

How's it doing - ya'll okay?

Link Posted: 6/20/2003 4:32:07 PM EDT
Just saw it from the air today. Amazing.
Link Posted: 6/20/2003 4:56:25 PM EDT
... I've caught bits and pieces on national news out here but not the coverage you fellas are prolly gettin'.

... Where exactly is this?
Link Posted: 6/21/2003 2:55:27 PM EDT
I was out riding the motorcycle last night and was coming up from Green Valley and the mt. was lit up from the flames. Spooky and kinda cool in a Dante-ish way.
Link Posted: 6/21/2003 2:57:04 PM EDT
My brother lives on Old Spanish Trail, not too far away. Think I'll give him a call.
Link Posted: 6/21/2003 3:58:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SJetwrench:
I was out riding the motorcycle last night and was coming up from Green Valley and the mt. was lit up from the flames. Spooky and kinda cool in a Dante-ish way.

Yeah, mountain wildfires at night from a distance are eerie. I remember when the McDowell Mts north of Scottsdale went up bigtime many years ago.

Of course if you're actually right in it - then it's REALLY "Dante-ish".

Link Posted: 6/21/2003 10:47:39 PM EDT
Don't mean to lurk guys but just some info, my engine strike team I used to be on in Wyoming was unofficially told that there is a strong possibility that they will be deploying on this fire sometime next week. It looks like since this fire has destroyed so many structures it is the priority fire for the resources. One of the problems that they are having is the altitude, I guess that is why they are requesting resources from the mountain states to assist.

Link Posted: 6/22/2003 3:57:25 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/22/2003 4:01:58 AM EDT by Gunslinger808]
Yeah, it's pretty grim.
I live in Florence, and can clearly see the smoke coming off the mountain.
Now there is some fear that it may spread to the lowlands, including the town of Oracle.

Edited to add:
WW, Mount Lemmon is the mountain that Tucson has grown around, During the winter there are ski slopes and other winter sports.
There is also a small community named Summerhaven, but it is pretty much gone due to the fire.
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