Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Smoke Should Be Only For Barbecue

Take a look at this terrifying map of the current wildfires sweeping across Texas, courtesy of La Parisienne.  The Lone Star State's disastrous drought -- the worst in 50 years -- has made it a tinderbox ready for wildfires.

UPDATE 2:  See just how fast the wildfire at Bastrop can move:

UPDATE 1: The map was scary enough, but the video ... Here is footage from the fires at Bastrop outside Austin.  Overall in the last week, some 1000 homes and 100,000 acres have gone up in smoke.  Utterly horrifying.

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