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Wildfire / forest fire

Sep 05, 2017 3:55 PM

We have a really bad wildfire. First day of school for some got canceled. We will see if my daughter can have her first day tomorrow 😑🤔🤔

Sep 05, 2017 4:42 PM

Are the fires up by Yellowstone?

Sep 05, 2017 5:45 PM

No it's not 😊 it's in the Gorge

Sep 05, 2017 5:49 PM

I am not sure if you can tell or not. This is what it looks like outside my door. Very thick smoke and hurtful on eyes. And smells like fire in the air

Sep 05, 2017 6:11 PM

When I was visiting my son in Yellowstone last year about this time, I was sitting outside.. heard a pop then saw the hill begin to.birn from.lightening strike. Was crazy. Stay safe out there. In Spring i will be heading to Emigrant. Visiting son again. Fell in love with the area.

Sep 05, 2017 6:45 PM

Oh wow. I did not hear about that one . If it was even on the news. I don't watch the news much at all. I am happy you and your family was okay . 🤗🤗

Sep 05, 2017 6:47 PM

Also Thank you both . We are staying inside for the most part. 🤗🤗😐😐

Sep 05, 2017 10:15 PM

Stay safe! I will be thinking of you ❤️

Sep 05, 2017 10:31 PM

Thank you 💕 it's working it's way. My way a 15 years old boy started it on Saturday

Sep 05, 2017 11:16 PM

I'm a little north of Seattle, I woke to a red sun and litteral ash fall. Like bits have been falling from the sky like a light snow all day. Now I know why the pacific northwest needs to stay wet. We burn when we are dry. Pray for the fire fighers, there are 1000's of miles burning in the northwest. And the news hasn't been saying much.

Sep 05, 2017 11:56 PM

Are you in the valley too? It's scary, I've got friends 20 mins from Troutdale...

Sep 06, 2017 7:13 AM

Did the fire stop? IS everyone okay?

Sep 06, 2017 8:29 AM

That's scary. Do they have it under control?

Sep 06, 2017 10:39 AM

The fires are still out of control, and probably will be until the weather changes. It's hard to keep track, there are over 1000 fires in 3 states. Some of them have merged, most of them are at 50% or less containment. I have quite a few friends in the middle of WA state that have been evacuated and don't know if their homes are safe. Most the fires are in uninhabited areas and protected forest so right now only a few are threatening populated areas, but they are still destroying our loved parks and if they spread could reach many small towns.

Sep 07, 2017 6:55 PM

My understanding is the fire is out

Sep 07, 2017 6:57 PM

@Maskingthe pain. The fire almost went to the town my hubby works in. Which is like 15 minute drive from the town I live in . How is your friend ? Hope everything is good.

Sep 07, 2017 7:04 PM

The Eagle Creek fire is only five percent contained. It is very very far from out sadly, and there are so many other fires...

Sep 07, 2017 7:05 PM

@AgentBreadHead . My husband works in Troutdale. When I heard they was on a #1 I got scared . How are your friends ?

Sep 07, 2017 7:06 PM

I don't blame you for being scared! They're ok

Sep 07, 2017 7:07 PM

@AgentBreadHead. Omgosh . Wow. Did you hear about who possible started it ?

Sep 07, 2017 7:07 PM

Thats good that your frirnds are safe . 🤗🤗

Sep 07, 2017 7:08 PM

Last I heard my friends are still evacuated but the firefighters are doing a good job diverting and keeping clean margins around towns. Several farms in the area have lost buildings.

Sep 07, 2017 7:10 PM

89% of WA's fires are thought to be people caused. Mostly campers not extiguishing their coals, and people setting off fireworks. Teens with fire works are thought to be the cause of the Columbia gorge fire. The rest are attributed to dry lightening strikes.

Sep 07, 2017 7:13 PM

Yes I heard a 15 year old boy might of caused the Columbia Gorge Fire . 😢 This all is so sad. Fires everywhere. Huracane . I pray for everyone.

Sep 07, 2017 7:15 PM

Yes we for sure need lots of rain. We only got some rain . Maybe 2 times this summer ? 🤔 I don't remember.

Sep 08, 2017 10:11 PM

It's 7 % contain at the moment

Sep 11, 2017 3:14 AM

The eagle creek fire in Oregon on the Columbia river is 7% contained and burning 33,194 acres.
There are currently 11 fires burning in my state. (Washington State):

American Fire: 1,98 acres at 0% contained. Cause: Lightening

Archer Mountain Fire: 253 acres at 30% contained. Cause: Embers from other Fire.

Bridge Creek Fire: 3,711 acres at 98% contained. Cause: Lightning.

Diamond Creek fire: 105,000 acres at 30% controlled

East Crater Fire: 467 acres at 0% contained. Cause: unknown

Jack Creek Fire: 2,154 acres at 0% contained. Cause: Lightning.

Jolly Mountain Fire: 39,432 acres at 10% contained. Cause: Lightning

Norse Peak Fire: 49,997 acres at 12% contained. Cause: Lightning

Quarry Fire: 130 acres at 40% contained. Cause: man-made

Sawmill Creek Fire: 848 acres at 0% contained. Cause: unknown. Possibly embers from Norse Peak Fire.

Uno Peak Fire: 7,236 at 1% contained. Cause: unknown

I am about 60 miles from the large Norse Peak Fire. I woke up last week to my car covered in ash, and a horrible smokey sky. Thankfully the Fire is slowing down.

Sep 11, 2017 6:32 AM

Wooooow! Please be safe and get out if you have to.

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