Wildfires in Oregon

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  1. fornik8her

    fornik8her Junior Member

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    Hope all of y'all Oregonians are not too close to all the fires up there.
  2. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    The damn fires are everywhere. After two weeks of 100+ degree temps and daily lightning storms there were over 300 fires in our general vicinity alone. The ODF has a big base not
    more than 2 miles away from me and the helicopters are non-stop over my head. With the huge rainy winter and spring, the weeds and grasses grew extremely huge.
    All that was followed by a lot of overly hot breezy weather. The fire fighting resources were ready and have managed to keep 95% of the fires at less than 10 acres. The smoke is really
    bad though. It's hazardous to breath the air for a good part of the day.
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    nidex Hood Rich

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    Didn't the fire get started by some kids with fireworks?

    If so, god damn. I can't imagine living in a place that could be ablaze for hundreds of square miles by someone just dropping a match more or less. I don't trust the human race to not be stupid... I'll stick with my nature-made disasters.

    Takes down hurricane plywood from windows
  4. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    Yes, the little shit was caught red handed and acted like it was no big thing. Just look at it now.
    That's the overly hyped fire up in Portland area. (Portland is the non-Oregon) It's only one of 19 major (40,000 acre+) fires in the state. I guess they make a big deal of what we go
    through every year so that they feel the inclusion they so desperately crave. In my area there are 6 with the biggest at around 190,000 acres.