Friday, April 11
Today the skies were so hazy, we knew there must be a fire around somewhere. I got on google earth and checked the current fire overlay and this is what I saw. Lots of wildfires in Kansas and Oklahoma must have been the main cause. If you have google earth installed on your computer (free download, just google it), then you can visit http://activefiremaps.fs.fed.us/googleearth.php and click on the link labeled: “Fire Detections(MODIS): Current”. When a box comes up, click “browse” then Open with google. Once you’ve done this, then you can check or uncheck the current fire option when you’re using the google software, much the way you can uncheck roads, towns, and other places. It’s pretty helpful if you’re interested in keeping up with wildfire news.