Thursday, April 2, 2009

Forest Fire!

The mountain across from our property is on fire this week. We've had continued strong winds for several days, and the fire has spread rapidly. The area on fire is a National Park, surrounding Celaque mountain, which is the tallest mountain in Honduras.

The last time there was a big fire in our area (which was last year), firemen from the big city of San Pedro Sula were called in to help, and the army also sent workers. The terrain in the area of the fire is very steep, making it a difficult place to get to, let alone trying to take firefighting equipment in there. As we are right in the midst of dry season, there isn't much chance of rain anytime soon.

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