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Cloud-Base Fire Glow

Cloud-Base Fire Glow

The glow of a grass fire reflects off the cloud base in the last moments of twilight, as smoke ascends into a nascent thunderstorm's updraft region. Lightning strikes from a developing squall line set several big grass fires in a virtual tinderbox in northern Oklahoma. The area had gone several weeks with scant rainfall--despite rains to the north and south--portending a blistering August and September when flames erupted all across the Sooner State.

3 NNE Vining OK (20 Jun 0) Looking NNW.
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