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Old 08-29-2015, 01:58 PM   #1
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Chelan/Okanagan Fire Complex Report

Most of what's happening with the many fires up here are being well covered by the different media outlets.

Today we got a few hours of sprinkles in Chelan, but blue sky is all we have until tomorrow.

Right after getting here we were put to work transporting supplies from the base camp at Omak, WA to the different relief sites, for the displaced local residents, as well as for the fire fighters. Judith's now 20 y.o. Nissan 4x4 served us well on lots of forest service roads. We are done for now as the weekend volunteers came in and we are on a recall list for next week if needed. There are lots, and lots of people up here wanting to help anyway that they can, and more than a few were already total loss victims of these same fires.

Right after the Chelan Butte fire blew through Chelan, Channel 13, from Seattle, did a number of reports from that area. Here is a clip about the fire and it's damage in the town of Chelan. Judy, (aka Judith) shown at the opening and interviewed later about her neighbors house, was my wife 1964-1977 and again s.o., Her house is where I am staying.
http://q13fox.com/2015/08/17/homes-cars-burned-to-ash-in-chelan-wildfires-national-guard-crews-helping-firefight/

Here are a few pics I have picked up to share. All are from other sources and are copyright.

The first pic is of Chelan looking towards town, Judith's house is at the bottom of the fire cloud, on the right side of the lake. This pic was taken after the Butte had burned off and the fire headed into East Chelan, about 12 hours after the first lightening strikes.


The DC-10 is an actual photo following a drop at the edge of Lake Chelan, it was not photoshopped


On the lighter side "The Dancers" is making the rounds but is still not fully explained.....
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There will be a memorial service tomorrow in Wenatchee for the three fire fighters that were lost when they were overrun by the Okanagan Complex fire. For those out this way, it will be at 1 PM at the Toyota Center
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Thank you Bob for the update and incredible pictures I was supposed to leave next Wednesday for a Boler rally at Christina Lake BC but it has been cancelled because of the conditions and the area is on immediate evacuation alerts. Safety and prayers to everyone living and working in these areas.
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Sad to realize all this rain is not making it to most of the fires.
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Thanks for the report and the photos, Bob. Stay safe, and we're praying for rain.

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There will be a memorial service tomorrow in Wenatchee for the three fire fighters that were lost when they were overrun by the Okanagan Complex fire. For those out this way, it will be at 1 PM at the Toyota Center
The Memorial Service will be streamed on KOMO-TV Ch 4, Seattle, at 1 PM
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Sad to realize all this rain is not making it to most of the fires.
Yesterday was not so good. We had very high winds here in BC and Washington with lots of folks living in the western regions still without power. It was crazy windy here in the coastal areas! Although the area with the fires did not get the extreme winds we got on the coast they did get winds which resulted in firefighters having to stop the fire fighting and get out of the way due to the danger to them as winds feed the fires.

Good news is things are looking up today as light rain is falling on one of the more worrisome fires burning close to the US/Canadian border - The Stick Pin fire - which has two communities on the Canadian side on evacuation stand by. The winds have died off today as well.

Hunting season here in BC opens on Sept 1 and yesterday the BC Government issued a statement Asking Hunters to stay away from the Areas with Wlldfires.
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Prayers for everyone working these fires, people who are evacuating and losing their property and for lots and lots of rain to fall.
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I saw distressing images on the news this morning: trees fallen and smashed into homes in Seattle. Too much wind, not enough rain in the right places. The situation obviously calls for more *detailed* prayer. Lots of rain needed on the fires, less wind on the fires and on the homes, no landslides or floods, please.

And rain in California, we're not getting any.
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The Memorial Service will be streamed on KOMO-TV Ch 4, Seattle, at 1 PM
Here is a link, the procession is currently underway
http://www.komonews.com/live



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