~ Wildfire Consequences ~

The Eagle Creek fire in the Columbia Gorge continues to burn just eighteen miles east from where I live.  Though my community is not in danger of burning, the air standard has been awful the past two weeks.

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View from my window of sun rising — Sept. 4, 2017

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Sun going down — Sept. 14, 2017

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Orange tinted sun reflection on my pond — Sept. 14, 2017

Yesterday, the air quality index rated Portland/Vancouver the worst in the USA.  We are anticipating with relief rains that are in our future, however the residual aftermath of these wildfires will be with us well beyond the extinguished flames.

 

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9 Responses to ~ Wildfire Consequences ~

  1. judigoldberg says:

    what a careless tragegy

  2. Awful. We traveled through the West one summer, and I remarked that there are five seasons: winter, spring, summer, fall, and fire season. We drove past burned forests, still smoking, like it was normal. Hope those rains come soon! It’s dry here too now, but we actually benefitted from the horrible disaster that was Harvey with some good rain.

  3. I’m glad your safe. Wild fires are scary things. Cheers

  4. Janice says:

    A very unfortunate situation…glad you’re a safe distance from the flames.

  5. Lindy Le Coq says:

    Thanks, Janice — the rains have arrived and the air is clearing!

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