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when your world starts to burn (part ten) | by Rhys Albrecht
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when your world starts to burn (part ten)

(8:35pm)

 

All remaining evacuees of the Glenrosa and Rose Valley fires have been allowed to return home. Both fires were reported to be 80% contained, with the goal of 100% by this evening.

 

A light breeze was blowing north, which took care of any residual smoke from either of these fires. The air was the clearest it's been for a week.

 

The Terrace Mountain fire, however, was still out of control and beginning to encroach on some far-flung homes. At 1800 hectares and growing, this one is far from tamed. Evacuation alerts have been placed for about 2200 people, mostly because there is only one road to escape should the fire change direction quickly.

 

The temperature is rising. 36 today, nothing less than 33 for the next week.

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Taken on July 22, 2009