Monday, June 23, 2008


A fire in the Great Dismal Swamp has left Virginia Beach in a haze for the past week. The smell is like waking every morning to a camp fire. There is relief when the wind changes direction away from the south.

The firefighters are combating the fire using powerful soak-hoses and after more than a week it is 50% contained. Check out this article.

The fire makes outdoor activities in the area a poor idea I've been avoiding mornings with the south wind. When the wind switches to the north, it is game on.


dean furbish said...

Bob, I guess you've also gotten smoke from the Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge fire in eastern NC?


Bob O. said...

Dean...we get some I guess. It is pretty much out to sea by the time it gets this far north.