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.
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.....