Southwest Gardening forum: People in the South have my thoughts & wellwishes - FIRE!!

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Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
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May 23, 2012 11:02 AM CST
I just read in the news on how there's massive fires AGAIN in AZ/NM/CA.. early for that kind of problems. Saw that there's houses being lost, too. Sad Everyone in that area has my thoughts & wellwishes.
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Name: Alma
Phoenix & Cottonwood, AZ
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May 23, 2012 8:49 PM CST
Thanks for your concern. My grandson-in-law is working one of those fires. I don't know how the firefighters do it in the combined heat of the weather and fire. It's horrible; I don't even want to see what's left.
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Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
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May 24, 2012 9:25 AM CST
Thank you, Toni!

I have friends who can see the fire smoke but seem to be safe enough right now.
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Name: Susie
Phoenix AZ (Zone 9a)
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May 24, 2012 10:21 AM CST
Thanks for your sentiment, Toni! The southwest has sure had it's share of wildfires over the last 10 years. It's a tinderbox for lack of rain, high, dry winds, high temps. Well, we know what that's all about! Not so bad when the spark comes from Mother Nature but when it's "man caused" it's a real tragedy.

Thanks to your GS-in-law, Alma. Brave guy.
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Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
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May 24, 2012 7:48 PM CST
I agree
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Name: Steve
Prescott, AZ (Zone 7b)
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May 25, 2012 7:09 PM CST
Thanks, Toni for the kind thoughts. We had several calm days in a row and there has been some measured success . Winds have picked up today; hopefully things will continue to improve, nevertheless.

I, too, have heart-felt thanks for the firefighters! We're within about 30 miles of the Gladiator fire.
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