Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Moor fires

I suspect there are lots of downsides to long dry spells. One of them is the moor fires that rampage across the country fuelled by strong winds and young kids with nothing better to do.

We met up with my parents near Crowden on Sunday, but what started as a small plume of smoke in the distance had soon developed into a grey cloud that was blocking out the sun. By the time we'd packed up and were driving home the police had closed the roads to the area and fire engines were pouring in from about ten different towns.

So when it's raining and nasty in a week's time, I'll try to remember that we wanted a bit more rain.

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