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    Drew Wiley
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    More fires

    Probably most of you have seen this already, but a major fire shutting down the road thru Glacier NP. Here in Calif, Hwy 50 past Lk Tahoe
    is closed due to fire (Hwy 80 is open). A large brush fire is ongoing near Clear Lk which will affect air quality in the Napa wine country,
    but seems to have only a minor effect here on the coast. Just check immediately advance of any trip in the West. There are even more fires
    this year than last, cumulatively.

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    Re: More fires

    Montana is burning too.

    Kansas City was to be 113 today and humid...
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    Re: More fires

    Just read this from the AP regarding the two large fires in Northern California...

    WINTERS, Calif. (AP) -- Firefighters made progress Friday against two wildfires in Northern California, allowing some people to return home outside Napa Valley after flames threatened hundreds of houses.

    Crews battling a separate fire in the Sierra Nevada hoped to reopen Highway 50 linking Sacramento and Reno by the afternoon.

    About 45 miles east of wine country, officials called off evacuation orders for roughly 50 of 200 evacuated homes as a 10 1/2-square-mile blaze calmed in the drought-parched countryside near Lake Berryessa, said Amy Head, state fire spokeswoman.


    There are also many large fires burning in Canada and Alaska.

    Be careful out there.

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    Re: More fires

    Just days ago, we in Washington state watched a fire close Interstate 90 on both sides of the Columbia River.

    And right now, an aggressive fire (nine square miles) is threatening many homes in Walla Walla – in the southeast corner of the state. Firefighters are trying to keep it from reaching a watershed that supplies the city with water.

    Meanwhile, the Queets River rain forest (yes, a rain forest) continues to smoke, smolder, and burn ... the biggest fire in Olympic Nat'l Park history.

    Gonna be a long fire season in the far west.

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    Re: More fires

    There is a new large fire, the Lowell Fire, near Alta in Nevada county, CA. It is pumping a lot of smoke all the way south to Tuolumne county, so it's pretty smoky here this morning. It is 1,500 ac and is 5% contained.

    The Wragg Fire in Napa county is 6,900 ac and is 60% contained.

    If you would like to see the active Cal Fire large incidents, you can find the info Here.

    The Kyburz fire near HWY 50 west of Lake Tahoe is 98 ac and is 80% contained.

    Be safe out there!

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    Re: More fires

    Quote Originally Posted by Preston View Post
    Be safe out there!
    I wish the young adults below had heeded your words before "playing" near Mount Saint Helens, as if the area hadn't already had its share of fire-filled trauma:

    WOODLAND, Wash. (AP) - Authorities in Cowlitz County have arrested three men for starting a wildfire by shooting propane bottles in the woods.

    The Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office on Saturday said the men, all Vancouver residents, started the Colvin Fire just east of Woodland by shooting four 16 ounce propane bottles with firearms. The fire, which began last Sunday, burned over 100 acres, or about 0.16 square miles.

    22-year-old Michael J. Estrada-Cardenas, 21-year-old Nathan C. Taylor and 23-year-old Adrian D. Taylor were booked into jail for reckless burning in the 1st degree. They are being held without bail.

    The suspects told investigators the fire started when they shot the bottles. They said they put the flames out and left the area, even though there were small burning embers still on the ground.

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    Re: More fires

    The heat in and around Portland, Oregon this year has been unprecedented. We've had many days where temperatures were near 100 degrees. We saw hot days in May, when typically, it rains through most of June.

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    Re: More fires

    Quote Originally Posted by Heroique View Post
    I wish the young adults below had heeded your words before "playing" near Mount Saint Helens, as if the area hadn't already had its share of fire-filled trauma:

    WOODLAND, Wash. (AP) - Authorities in Cowlitz County have arrested three men for starting a wildfire by shooting propane bottles in the woods.

    The Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office on Saturday said the men, all Vancouver residents, started the Colvin Fire just east of Woodland by shooting four 16 ounce propane bottles with firearms. The fire, which began last Sunday, burned over 100 acres, or about 0.16 square miles.

    22-year-old Michael J. Estrada-Cardenas, 21-year-old Nathan C. Taylor and 23-year-old Adrian D. Taylor were booked into jail for reckless burning in the 1st degree. They are being held without bail.

    The suspects told investigators the fire started when they shot the bottles. They said they put the flames out and left the area, even though there were small burning embers still on the ground.
    I hope they are held without bail until it rains 10 inches. Fools.

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    Re: More fires

    Latest on the Willow Fire near Bass Lake, with pictures:
    http://abc30.com/news/wildfire-near-...rnight/881133/
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    Re: More fires

    I wonder if Bass Lake is even a lake this year, or if it has any bass left in it! That's fire is right where a big opium poppy plot once was.

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