Where are the 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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Once I thought I was wrong.....but I was mistaken...
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a new fly through video:


we have a high wind warning for tomorrow with gust of 60 mph in the valley, 70 mph in the mountains. not really looking forward to that.
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Tacklewasher wrote:Does anyone know how much of Washington is on fire? After watching that video, hard to imagine it is less than a millions acres, but does anyone know the total?



i just found this and thought of you. :)

Posted 8/27/15 @ 12:30pm

Total acres burned:
Chelan Complex -90,005
Okanogan Complex - 287,704
North Star - 174,681

Containment:
Chelan Complex - 47%
Okanogan Complex - 17% overall
Lime Belt/Blue Lake/Beaver Lake - 20%, Tunk Block - 15%
Twisp River - 85%, Nine Mile - 95%
North Star - 17%
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from what i am reading this morning, even though we had a monster wind here yesterday, all or most of the fire lines held! amazing! and it rained this morning! :D

this is the wind/dust storm yesterday on the burn across the valley from me. that's not smoke, it's dust.

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this is looking towards Tonasket, which is about 2 miles away. lol

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I hope you guys are getting more rain today like we are.
Cooler and wet has to help get them under control!
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we did get rain! :) and it's much cooler. that's going to help a lot i'm sure. it's getting pretty windy here now which isn't a good thing, but we'll take what we can get. there was a new fire that started last night, several miles to the west of me, far enough that i wasn't too worried and this is what it looks like today. :D

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Much clearer day than yesterday's dust pics. Glad you got some rain and cooler temperatures, hope it continues.
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Ferri, I'm committed to travelling the same road Mr. QK and I took through to Chesaw and Molson just to re-photograph whatever heritage buildings are still standing.

We missed a few and am I ever upset about that.

Got lots of rain here, but you guys need it South more, I hope you're getting it.
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we got rain, but now it's just blowing. it's cool out though, so that helps some.

as far as i know none of the old buildings were lost in Molson/Chesaw. :D
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I hope the rain and cooling trend continues in order to help with all these fires.

Here are the latest stats on the fires in that area:

Total acres burned:
Chelan Complex - 93,079
Okanogan Complex - 304,782
North Star - 200,593

Containment:
Chelan Complex - 50%
Okanogan Complex - 25% overall
Lime Belt/Blue Lake/Beaver Lake - 15%, Tunk Block - 10%
Twisp River - 98%, Nine Mile - 98%
North Star - 22%
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and now a lightning storm is going through Oroville area. i've already read there is a new fire. the wind is gusting at about 20 mph. :p

also, i read this today:


Okanogan County Emergency Management
Does rain help firefighting efforts? The answer is a definite MAYBE. The rain slows the fire spread and lowers flame intensity allowing firefighters to directly attack the fire front. In forested areas much of this rain is intercepted by the tree canopy and may never reach the forest floor. Rain exposes firefighters to additional safety hazards due to slick walking conditions and muddy or slick roads. The most favorable rain for firefighters is a week of steady soaking rain or snow. This is called a "season ending" event. The rain we are currently experiencing is NOT a "season ending" event. So, please be vigilant with the possibility of new fire starts
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Oroville area. NOT Good. Not fair, there's a lot of heritage buildings in that area.
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so far i've heard of one new fire near Nighthawk and chopper with a bucket just went over.


here's a new fly over. i really love these things.

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