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A Smoky Highway

Black smoke adds to a darkening sky.

We noticed dark smoke billowing over I-10 near Columbus as we drove home after visiting our older son in San Antonio last Sunday. Last time that happened, it was caused by wildfires spurred on by our terrible drought.

There’s the problem!

This time a small car was engulfed in flames on the other side of the highway. The traffic was backed up for miles.

You can just make out a firefighter spraying water on the vehicle.

Nothing good ever comes of smoke drifting over I-10.

Where There’s Smoke

Smoke fills the sky over I–10 near Columbus.

Today is not a good Labor Day for people in Columbus and Austin, Texas, where wildfires have been raging since yesterday.

The fire actually is towards the left.

As we were driving home to Houston after a pleasant weekend visit with our older son in San Antonio, the sky started to darken along I–10 near Columbus. The distinctive smell of smoke filled the air, as traffic slowed down to see what was burning. Apparently, that particular wildfire in our tinderbox of a state was too far away from the highway, though.

Our drought is starting to take a dire toll. Texas desperately needs rain.

We almost are in the smoke.

And those who have lost their houses to the wildfires, as well as those who are fighting the infernos, need our prayers. Stay safe!