Fire on the Roadside

This afternoon on the way home from work there was a fire on the roadside.

fire, 11st street, tracy, california, roadsideI could see that there was a fire ahead as I was coming down the Altamont, but could not tell exactly where it was. It was soon hid from view, but I could see it again once I was on 205.

As I got close to the Eleventh Street exit you could definitely see where it was.

fire, 11st street, tracy, california, roadsideAss I exited off on Eleventh Street, I could tell exactly where the fire was. It was in the 205 median just by the ramp from Eleventh Street onto West 205.

fire, 11st street, tracy, california, roadsideI was soon driving into the smoke from the fire. Even though I had the fan set to recirculate the air there was a very strong smoke smell in the car.

fire, 11st street, tracy, california, roadsideI was actually surprised that they had not shut down the road with the amount of smoke that was blowing across the road. I am just glad that I made it through before traffic was bad. I checked traffic later and there were many problems on the route home.

fire, 11st street, tracy, california, roadside I was soon past the fire and headed on to my hair cut appointment, which was the reason I was heading home early.

After the haircut I went home and laid down to read. I had planned on reading a couple chapters and then getting something to eat before heading down to Patterson. Instead, I woke up an hour later after falling asleep while reading. The combination of 100+ heat and the smoke from the fire is not good for my sinuses and respiratory system.

Hopefully it will cool down soon.

Steven

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