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Thu, May 22 2008

Brush fire affecting local air quality

We woke this morning to a lot of what I would generally call "poof". We thought it was from local trees and was being carried in on the morning wind, but it seemed as thought there was a lot of it. We finally realized it wasn't from trees, but from the skies. There's a vegetation fire going on in the Santa Cruz Mountains and the ash is blowing down our way. They are battling 40-mile-per-hour winds and trying to evacuate people in the fire zone. I hope everyone stays safe up that way as fire fighters work to control and contain the blaze. Meanwhile, I won't be doing any outside work that requires deep breathing in the midst of the smoke-darkened skies and falling ash.

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