North Central Washington fires

Washington is having an incredibly bad year with fires. One of our own, ferri, is right in the middle of things, this is her home area. This forum is to provide a meeting spot for those caught up in the storm, with information, resources, updates, and just sharing information. Please welcome our neighbours.
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Re: North Central Washington fires

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"ferri"]i just had to share this picture. :)
go full screen! wow!

Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
Our Sinlahekin Wildlife Area manager Justin Haug got this shot late last week of a helicopter bucket drop near hot shot crews on the east wall of the Sinlahekin Valley near Blue Lake. Justin and all our wildlife area staff have been helping as advisors in the suppression efforts on the Okanogan Complex Fire which has consumed most of the Scotch Creek Wildlife Area and roughly half of the Sinlahekin (although the incident team on the Sinlahekin has now all but stopped the advance of the fire north at Blue Lake.) Stay tuned to wildfire status at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/state/49/#.


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This would be a winner photo in many contests......chilling! What a wonderful poster and tribute to the firefighters this would be.
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i agree! (and i can't help but wonder how wet that guy to the far right got. lol)
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Any updates on condition of fires?
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yes, i just got a new video. these things are great.


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this blew my mind.

North Star & Tunk Block Fires Have Almost 400 Miles of Perimeter

https://northstarandtunkblockfires.word ... perimeter/
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not Washington, but this did my heart good. LOL

Pooping cyclist who started Idaho wildfire to be fined

BOISE, Idaho - Authorities say a mountain biker who started a 73-acre wildfire in southwest Idaho after lighting his toilet paper on fire could be faced with all or part of the costs of extinguishing the blaze.

Reports said U.S. Bureau of Land Management officials say the costs will likely total between $50,000 and $75,000, but they could end up being higher.

Officials say the cyclist, who hasn't been named, had stopped to defecate in a ravine and tried to burn his toilet paper when the fire got out of hand.

The July 22 fire in the Hulls Gulch area required several agencies to contain. Four air tankers and three helicopters were also utilized.

Officials say the biker's side of the story will be considered in determining the fine.


http://www.krem.com/story/news/local/wi ... /71708196/
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