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Chester B

We already have a number of fires burning in the state well ahead of schedule.  The ice storm we had destroyed and damaged many trees, and then dry hot spring made things worse by drying out damaged wood and killing trees.  All around here people are trying to clear out the dead brush, but the tree companies have been working overtime since mid February.  I had a fire a few miles from my house the other day in Oregon City, but fortunately they were able to put that one out even though it was on a steep hillside.  

The most infamous fire, but not the only large one currently burning is the Bootleg fire.  Still growing and causing major issues.  It has gotten so big it is creating pyrocumulus clouds now and the perimeter is now over 200 miles in length.  There are about 2000 people battling the blaze as we speak.

One frightening statistic is that Oregon has seen 22 Megafires (over 100,000 acres), but since September 2020 there have been 6 already.

 

 

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Tyrone

This has been on the news over here and it’s very concerning. The whole west coast of the North American continent is basically in disaster mode. Canada getting boiled and burnt with record heat. Oregon dry as a chip and burning, California also drought declared and burning. Death Valley getting more deadly. 

I hope you get some cold fronts and steady rain to drop the temp and snuff the flames out, but without any dry lightening. 

 

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Chester B
On 7/16/2021 at 4:44 PM, Tyrone said:

This has been on the news over here and it’s very concerning. The whole west coast of the North American continent is basically in disaster mode. Canada getting boiled and burnt with record heat. Oregon dry as a chip and burning, California also drought declared and burning. Death Valley getting more deadly. 

I hope you get some cold fronts and steady rain to drop the temp and snuff the flames out, but without any dry lightening. 

 

Thanks but I won’t hold my breath for rain until at least September. August is usually rain free. Generally sometime in October is when we really start to get some decent rain. Fortunately we’ve had very seasonable weather with cool nights and daytime highs around 85F. 
 

3/4 of our fires are started by humans they say. 

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Anifing

Yes It is big issue of destroy of forest and tree. We need to care of this

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Ryland

My mother in Ashland is plagued by the fires, or at least the endless smoke, for months every year. She keeps threatening to move to the coast, which is what I would do, but then again she has all those palms I planted in 2008!

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sandgroper

Just heard in the radio news here that a bunch of fire fighters from Western Australia are heading over to north America to help fight the bushfires over there.

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Silas_Sancona

@Chester B  You see this? Pretty crazy..
 

 

 

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Chester B

Wow it’s  the first I’ve heard of it.  Scary stuff for sure. 

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