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Old 04-16-2011, 07:15 AM
 
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Hey Austin....are you smelling the smoke in the air like we are here in Hutto? Anyone know where it's coming from?
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Old 04-16-2011, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Wrightwood, California
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Texas Wildfires up in Northwest Texas?
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Old 04-16-2011, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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Texas Wildfires up in Northwest Texas?
Yes. West Texas is on fire.

Even units from AFD (including my great nephew) are out there to help control it.
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Old 04-16-2011, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Hutto, Tx
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Hubby says it the wildfire smoke. He tells me it has dissipated a bit. We're about to go to Old Settler's Fest and so I have my daughters asthma arsenal just in case
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Old 04-16-2011, 07:41 AM
 
Location: central Austin
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Well, the entire state is super-dry and prone to fire. I'd worry less about the west texas fires, I doubt you are smelling smoke from that and worry more about the ultra-dry piney woods in east Texas.

Any spark will cause a fire right now, and any winds will make it 100x worse. If you have a police scanner, I'd listen to it. There may be brush fires in your area.

stay safe
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Old 04-16-2011, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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The weather folks yesterday morning said it was the west texas fires. With the front that came in yesterday or the day before so did the smell. If the smell from the Mexico fires can make it here every year so can the West Texas smoke.
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Old 04-16-2011, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Austin
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...worry more about the ultra-dry piney woods in east Texas.
I hope not.
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Old 04-17-2011, 06:57 AM
 
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Default Texas is Burning

There are many large wild fires right now in Texas, New Mexico and Mexico and depending on the wind and the strength of your olfactory senses you may be able to smell the smoke. Google "NASA satellite photo Texas" and you will find images of the smoke that all these fires are producing. The Wildcat fire near my hometown had burned around 120,000 acres as of yesterday.
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Old 04-17-2011, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Satellite photos of fires in Texas, Mexico and New Mexico.

Pictures - NASA's eyes in the sky spot scorched land and smoke from Texas wildfires - National Natural Disasters | Examiner.com

Given the prevailing winds its probably these fires in Northern Mexico we are smelling.
Large Fires in Northern Mexico : Image of the Day


I recall a couple of years ago when the wildfires in the Mexican Yucatan were causing haze and a fire smell in Austin.
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Old 04-17-2011, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Lake Placid
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Hey Austin....are you smelling the smoke in the air like we are here in Hutto? Anyone know where it's coming from?

"I love the smell of napalm in the morning... The smell, you know that gasoline smell... Smells like ... victory", as he recalls a battle in which a hill was bombarded with napalm for over twelve hours."
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