Wow, I don’t think I’ve ever seen the Willamette Valley like this, and my dad said he hasn’t either, as far as he can remember. Stay safe out there, folks!
Oh yeah, I remember seeing pictures of that. It was never that bad down here South of Salem, though, from that fire. Some places up there looked a lot worse than what it was here yesterday, that time. (For smoke in the air, I mean)It was like this 3 years ago when the Gorge was on fire and the wind was blowing.
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You were a Hot Shot? You should post some of your stories sometime, I’ll bet you have some good ones. I met a former Hot Shot a number of years ago, and enjoyed listening to him.Welcome to the new normal! When I fought forest fires as a Hot Shot the season ended in November or following the first 3 inches of rain. My how times have changed. Maybe lush springs followed by blazingly hot summers and lots of nice dry growth to support fires. Good times for young people dumb enough to go throw dirt at the fires. It was exciting.
People that live in rural areas should take defensible space to heart and rake up the leaves and trim the trees and bushes.