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Fire in the Smokey mtns park

Discussion in 'Nature' started by killeroy154, Dec 29, 2016.

  1. killeroy154

    killeroy154 Survivalist

    We drove into the Smokey mtns last week while we were up that way. There was a bad fire there last month that killed 14 people and destroyed several homes. We have had a drought since the summer, so the conditions were great for this type of disaster. e4eafbec10807a8f34fbc9278a019fc7.jpg Some of the burn can be seen in this picture looking toward mount leconte. We drove to the top of the mtns and turned around. The Appalachian trail crosses here d9b4a80fadce9364c0ced95a379c557c.jpg 37f8fe0d2100292d0a2fe530090d8905.jpg The wind blew so fierce one evening that some animals couldn't escape. Tall pine trees were reported to be completely engulfed in flames because it has been so dry. Normally when we have a wild fire the underbrush is mostly what gets destroyed 430101f97aba653a48c784a062799c64.jpg Most areas are to impenetrable for fire fighting crews. 7714ae9e546f2eee7d7701ef33c2f801.jpg It was sad to see some of this burned. It will take several years to come back. I plan on hanging around till I am in my 90's to check on mother nature's progress.

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