Paradise is burning:(

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  1. triploidjunkie

    triploidjunkie Active Member

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    stilly stalker Tuna sniffer

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    I do have friends there, and they evacuated yesterday. I'm hoping everyone gets out with their safety, their pets and their fishing gear
     
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    The town has run out of gas. There are a lot of people still there and stuck. They can only drive the cascade hwy through Mazama at this moment. Very scary. Prayers to my family and friends. If you make it east, please contact me. My door is open.
     
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    Thanks for the link.
    We can see smoke plumes from the fires all the way down here in the Tri cities, and this evening at sunset it was apparent that smoke had drifted south, in the skies to our west. Briefly I could smell wood smoke
    J
     
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    Freestone Not to be confused with freestoneangler

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    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Prayers sent.
     
  7. Alex MacDonald

    Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

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    We're all in smoke here but nothing like those in the Methow! Tandy just told me that Pateros has been evacuated as well. Prayers sent for all those who're suffering!
     
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    Thought and prayers to all those affected. Figured it was getting bad when the entire Flathead valley in Montana was thick in smoke last night and the news reported it was drift from all the fires in Washington.

    Sent from my little square phone thingy...
     
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    OMG, my good friends and dogs just got out of the Chiliwist, with their lives.
     
  10. triploidjunkie

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    Pateros is scorched. 40-50 homes lost....along with the school, post office, churches, and hardware store. My heart is heavy for the losses in that community. The only positive note so far is zero casualties.
     
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    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    I just went to the Fire mapping web site. It looks like Washington and Oregon are burning up.

    We up in Montana have no fires yet , but we are getting lots of smoke from the fires in Idaho.
     
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    Jmills81 The Dude Abides

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    Lets do a donation drive for Methow-Keith

    Can someone get in contact with him and lets see what we need. Put the collective of our community for good
     
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    GAT Dumbfounded

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    Very sad. My heart goes out to all effected in any manner.
     
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    OMG! Prayers and good thoughts for everyone involved, impacted.

    Thanks for the updates.
     
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    Irafly Indi "Ira" Jones

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    I have friends in the area (one who works at the school in Pateros) and I'm waiting to hear back. Fingers crossed! I'm heading to the area on Tuesday, I'll see what I can do.
     
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    Man, that is just stunning.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
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    Freestone Not to be confused with freestoneangler

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    Awesome idea!

    I've been texting with Keith. Q13 News set up a fund that goes straight into Keith's bank account. He and his wife slept in their car last night and the fire is still threatening his daughter and son-in-law's place so the Methow Valley is still a crisis zone. It may take a few days to sort out needs but right now, I'm gonna guess a roof over their heads and some cash to live on are high priorities. Keith works in Omak and with Hwy 20 closed, he can't even get to work to earn a pay check right now.

    Anyway, if you want to donate even a little, here is the fund Q13 News' Chris Lox set up for Keith and Kim:

    http://www.gofundme.com/bpg3j4
     
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    Irafly Indi "Ira" Jones

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    I just talked with my friends and they are all ok. One of my friends has a winery over there and he lost the building he housed all his winery equipment in, all his wine and all his equipment. He has several small cabins and he managed to save all of them although they do have some fire damage. He said it looks like a moon scape out there right now.