Aug 292011
 

A photo from Twitter user @donkalope purporting to be of smoke from the New Orleans East marsh fire, taken from http://rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/subsets/?subset=AERONET_Stennis

The acrid smell of the marsh fire burning in New Orleans East suddenly appeared in Uptown New Orleans around 1:30 a.m. Monday, waking up many residents and sending them online to find out what happened.

As with any late-night New Orleans conversation, this one had its twists and turns. See below for references to barbecue, zoning laws, “Inception,” secret weapons arsenals, more barbecue and respirator masks.

(Editor’s note: The language is occasionally “social.”)

  • Gretchen

    That’s a very interesting conversation about the marsh fire! I like the social language used to discuss it. My family, friends, and I hope that the marsh fire will be extinguished soon. The smell from it is very strong.