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Kodak
06-18-2007, 10:26 PM
Byron:

The smoke is coming from Mathew Mountain, which is on Old Walland highway, next to Wesley Woods Camp. It started Friday night and my friend Tom Sudman, who owns the farm, tried to contain it by himself with his bobcat, while the fire raged all about him. He and Milie finally got help from the US Forest service, who brought in heavy equiment to build fire lines.

Millie took Jane & me up to the top this morning and so far about 150 acres have burned, but they thought it was fairly well contained. This afternoon it flared up and spread farther towards the camp and all the way down the mountain to the highway.

As I write this, it is still burning, but not as badly as earlier.

Pray for rain (w/o lightning).

Jim

PS I just sent some photos to your gallery. I could kick my self for leaving my camera in the car when we went to the top this morning.