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Losing count on how many fires started!
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Willy-N    Posted 08-17-2004 at 07:22:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
3 more fires just started north of me near Tonasket, more dry lightning all around and in my area. Must be 7+ fires on the reservation. Lots and Lots of ground strikes this morning. Tones going off on both radios. Not sure if we are going to have another Virgina Lake Fire like in 2001. The winds are starting to pick up and things are probley going to blow up soon. My lightning detector is going off every few mins indicating ground stikes within 0-6, 6-12 and 12-24 miles from me. Don't look good for Okanogan today. I will let you know how it goes later. Mark H.

toolman    Posted 08-17-2004 at 10:05:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
on the news last night they said over 4000 lightning strikes and a 121 news fires over the weekend, lots of folks on evac. alert in a number os places, lightning storms in the forecast all week for b.c. and i think you folks in northern wash, too. we had a dandy again last night, valley full of smoke again this moring, windy, still hot here but a bit cooler, starting to get a little dangerous we need rain and a lot of it to get us out of this , till the snow falls.good luck over there.

deadcarp    Posted 08-17-2004 at 07:37:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Boy you guys have lotsa lightning. We had a few nice showers yesterday but only a hint of thunder here. Good luck & stay dry. :)

Willy-N    Posted 08-17-2004 at 07:44:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
We allways get a few storms this time of the year. But we havn't had any rain in them. My phone will probley ring this morning. They got one of the fires under control north of me and as I type it they are calling out another Fire Dept for another lightning fire at Spectical Lake. Going to be a long day or days today for some of us! Mark H.

Kellyb    Posted 08-17-2004 at 08:28:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Stay safe, Mark, I looked up the areas you're
talking about and that's smack in the middle of
big forest country isnt' it!! It's so odd we have
such different weather patterns.. Here in Indiana
we've had such a cool not "too" wet summer.. not
good for getting tomatoes ripe!Take ca

Willy-N    Posted 08-17-2004 at 08:48:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
We are lucking out a little it is starting to rain over the house a little. Won't compain even a little will help. Still getting lightning strikes tho. Mark H.

Clod    Posted 08-17-2004 at 11:05:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
Makes me wonder what the indians did when the lightning caught the woods on fire.Grabbed their teepee and shagged it?

Willy-N    Posted 08-17-2004 at 11:36:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Back then they let it burn so the under/fuel was pretty clean. It was mother natures way of cleaning the forest floor. Now we put them out so it builds up to where a lot of the fires crown or the forests get sick and cause worst fires. Man has a way of messing the pattern up. Mark H.

Burrhead    Posted 08-17-2004 at 12:29:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
Willy when my pastures burned all I could find in the fields were fire ant hills. I think the fire ants start the fires and folks blame it on lightning.

Alex    Posted 08-17-2004 at 19:43:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well Burrhead,

Count your blessings, it could have been the Army-worms that hit ya!.. ;^)


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