Photo: Sunrise with smoke

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Photo by Mike Remarcke

Monday's sunrise was into a sky full of smoke. Even though there are several large fires burning in Washington state, the smoke in the air is from California and Oregon.

If you travel south on I-5 check out the burn area on the hillside just before the Northgate exit, around N 117th. A brush fire started on one side of the freeway and went all the way up the hill to the roadway above. At some point the wind blew fire across the freeway and the hillside on the northbound lanes also burned.

Glad I wasn't on the freeway when that happened.

The next day, fire crews went back because there were still hotspots. Along the road above, the short posts that hold the single metal barriers had to be dug out of the ground because they were smoldering.

Ready for rain...



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