Pacific Northwest Gardening forum: Sending cool thoughts to our eastern PNWers in this dastardly fire season

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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Jul 17, 2014 9:21 PM CST
Yikes, seems the whole east side is on fire. I hope they get some relief from the high winds and high temps soon so fires can be contained quickly.

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Name: Julia
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springcolor
Jul 17, 2014 10:32 PM CST
I need to watch the news. We are suppose to go to Chelan Friday night. May not be!!!!
Sister ok, Deb?
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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Jul 17, 2014 11:28 PM CST
She is fortunately on a road trip down the ORegon coast but I'm sure very worried. Near as I can tell her place may be on level 2 evacuation -- be ready to go. Scary, especially with all the road closures. Yikes.
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Name: Julia
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springcolor
Jul 18, 2014 7:35 AM CST
Watched the news last night, scary indeed.
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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Jul 19, 2014 8:29 PM CST
Looks like Oregon has more fires than Washington, but ours are unfortunately centered nearer to populated areas. Be safe, everyone.
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Name: Julia
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springcolor
Jul 20, 2014 9:52 AM CST
I'm in Chelan and the fire at Entiat burned down to the Columbia. Looks like it is out, have not gone up Brewster way but the Highway was open from the BeeBee bridge on Friday night. Clear and sunny here in Chelan, no smoke.
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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Jul 20, 2014 11:01 AM CST
My sister got home and her house near Twisp is still standing, but she reports 'scorched earth' throughout the area. So devastating.
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Name: woofie
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woofie
Jul 20, 2014 3:55 PM CST
Our local mountains were obscured by smoke for the past three days, but the air is much clearer today, so things must be improving?
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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Jul 20, 2014 5:14 PM CST
I find it difficult to get accurate real-time information on the fire. Last I heard it is still zero percent contained, and moving in a more or less southeastern direction. We have friends at Alta Lake who report the campground, golf course clubhouse, and all houses on the first nine holes are gone. Our friend's house was spared, but his neighbor across the street lost his house. My sister in Twisp is likewise so far OK and it appears the fire is moving away from her. Unless the wind shifts. On the plus side, Twisp was downgraded from Level 2 to Level 1 alert, which is promising. But, the fires still rage and are just moving where more fuel is.

I was really discouraged to learn that the Winthrop Blues Festival continues to claim their location (just outside Winthrop) is 'totally safe' (whatever that might mean in the midst of a fire storm) and encourages tourists to clog up the few roads still open to go drink beer and listen to music, while all the officials continue to ask people to NOT go to Okanogan County, period. And the Chelan sheriff is chasing after some fools who are lighting off fireworks. I just don't get it.

Woofie, I hope this thing wears itself out or is otherwise contained before it gets over to your neck of woods. And that everyone in Oregon and Idaho are safe from their fires as well.

Here's a link that shows the various fires, not sure how often it is updated.

http://www.mappingsupport.com/p/gmap4.php?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww...
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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Jul 20, 2014 5:29 PM CST
And here's a site that is specific to the Carlton Complex fire: http://carltoncomplex.blogspot.com/
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Name: Julia
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springcolor
Jul 21, 2014 9:56 AM CST
Clear and sunny here in Chelan. My thoughts are with everyone in the path of the fires. So happy your sister is ok. I'm going over to the high school, know a shelter, with some goodies for the people there.
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Name: Paul Anguiano
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psa
Jul 21, 2014 12:16 PM CST
Thankful that we're sitting this fire storm out so far, and hoping that everyone is else is staying safe.
Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Jul 22, 2014 11:17 AM CST
I hope the predicted rains come without any lightening
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Name: Julia
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Jul 22, 2014 11:27 AM CST
It rained here in Chelan overnight! Hurray! Hurray! Maybe this will help.
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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Jul 22, 2014 1:00 PM CST
Yes, Lauri also reports it is raining in Twisp. Today is her husband's birthday and last evening I told her I would send a good old drenching PNW rainfall their way as his gift - straight down steady rain with no wind or lightening. Hopefully my karma worked!
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Name: Julia
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springcolor
Jul 22, 2014 1:11 PM CST
Well it must have as it is raining really good here in Chelan.
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Name: woofie
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woofie
Jul 22, 2014 3:48 PM CST
We got just a light sprinkle here today, but that's better than dry lightning!
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Name: Rick Corey
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RickCorey
Jul 22, 2014 4:07 PM CST
Deb, you also brought me just a little sprinkle-mist in Everett/Lynnwood. So your rain-targeting mojo is well focused.

Good luck to everyone who is looking over their shoulder for smoke!

My only make-it-rain power seems to involve running my mini-irrigation sprayers. If I run them for 10-15 minutes, we usually get at least a little rain within a day or two. It's as if smelling my damp soil makes Someone wish for more of that smell.

I've considered trying to fake out whatever Powers are involved by just carrying an umbrella instead, but I don't own an umbrella.


Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Jul 22, 2014 5:02 PM CST
No true PNWer owns an umbrella.
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Name: Julia
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springcolor
Jul 22, 2014 7:24 PM CST
Bonehead said:No true PNWer owns an umbrella.


Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing I have a few but never use them. What a waste of money. I however never buy a coat without a hood attached to it.
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