Thursday, July 12, 2007

Milford Flat Fire : in perspective.

Danny writes :

For those of you who have been wondering what the 340,000 acres in central Utah that has burned from the fire known as the Milford Flat Fire would look like, the red rectangle represents what 340,000 acres covers on the wasatch front. Please feel free to pass this around. Danny

All I can say is : Holy Crap. You don't quite get the feeling for how big it really is when it's way down there, out in the middle of nowhere. Gibb's cousin was driving down there when it was jumping I-15. They, wisely, decided to flip a "U" turn and head back to the nearest town. When they got there, they had to find a tire store - it had gotten so hot it melted the tread on their tires. (The picture to the left is not their truck, but another one that got caught in the cross fire.)

Click on the picture if you want to see it full size.

1 comment:

A Paperback Writer said...

Holy crap.
I gotta remember to read the Tribune while I'm here. I had no clue this was going on. No wildfire would stand a chance here.