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Tuesday fire update - lightning in forecast

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Of the six fires burning in Southern Oregon, only two of them are 2% contained. The others are growing rapidly every day with no hope for containment in the near future.

The Labrador fire which is nearest us is 15 miles away, partially in a severely rugged wilderness area which is hampering access by firefighters.

Officials are telling us that it is likely to burn until the rains come (maybe September, October).

The entire area is under warning for high winds and dry lightning storms starting tonight through Thursday, with little or no rain expected.

Different times during of the day, when the winds blow from the right (wrong?) direction, our air quality becomes extremely hazardous. People with breathing problems are advised to stay inside and use masks if venturing outdoors.

If you've ever gone camping and doused the campfire with water, which caused a lot of steam, ash and smoke, and that awful, sickening smell . . . . well, quite often that's exactly what we are dealing with.


Unless the lightning storms cause another fire, closer to us, we are not anticipating having to evacuate. However, we have a plan ready to put into action and will not delay. . . . . cause ya just never know.


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NWCOUNTRYDANCER 8/1/2013 2:17PM

    Hoping you stay safe. Sorry to hear about the smoke. emoticon

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THOMASINA57 7/31/2013 11:16AM

    Stay safe!!!

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LADYRH 7/31/2013 8:26AM

   







>Smart to have a plan, hope you do not have to put into action.











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FUNLOVEN 7/31/2013 8:21AM

    I knew you were one smart lady! Along the west coast it is always fires, along the east coast it is always hurricanes, and along the Mississippi it is flooding. Mother Nature never rests and I will never understand why people are so stupid that they just refuse to leave.

Stay safe and keep us posted emoticon

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GABY1948 7/31/2013 8:20AM

    My heart and prayers go out for you all!

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NELLJONES 7/31/2013 7:24AM

    If you keep your windows closed, can you keep the smell out?

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TRESSWANN 7/31/2013 5:12AM

    Hoping for rain for you. Hang in there and be safe

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BONNIEMARGAY 7/31/2013 4:42AM

    This is so scary. Wishing you relief.

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WALLAHALLA 7/31/2013 12:05AM

    Do you have to deal with this every year?

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MSLZZY 7/30/2013 10:57PM

    Please do all you can to stay safe. HUGS!

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SLIMMERJESSE 7/30/2013 9:32PM

    Scary.

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FELINEBETTER 7/30/2013 9:20PM

    PRAYING FOR RAIN....... emoticon

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KELLIEBEAN 7/30/2013 8:56PM

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Praying for a nice steady rain sooner than later!

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OUTDOORGIRL69 7/30/2013 8:52PM

    Praying for rain for you.

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FISHINGLADY66 7/30/2013 8:39PM

    Praying and hoping your safe. Fires are so very dangerous.

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GWTRIKER 7/30/2013 8:21PM

    I hope you have a lot of rain and no lightening. I am glad you have a good attitude regarding evacuation--if you have to do that!

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BEBOP4ME 7/30/2013 8:15PM

    Praying for rain to come early this year for you! emoticon

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