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Fires in Oregon
« on: September 09, 2020, 01:31:59 PM »
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Re: Fires in Ashland, OR
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2020, 03:40:24 PM »
A friend sent this to me at 8 AM this morning.  This is I-5 just south of Portland:


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Re: Fires in Ashland, OR
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2020, 03:42:14 PM »
This was from my sister in Eugene yesterday afternoon:

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Re: Fires in Oregon
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2020, 06:44:04 PM »
Hansen’s BMW in Ashland is gone along with much of the town. A real tragedy, it’s a family operation run by good people. I hope they are able to rebuild.

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Re: Fires in Oregon
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2020, 09:32:10 PM »
That's a shame, Ashland burning, nice town.

Sky in the SF area is the same Red to dark orange, really strange indeed. The yard lights (think street lights for a large yard) were on all day at work, due to the darkness. All the buses were covered in ash, sort of like a light dusting of snow, just real lite.

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Re: Fires in Oregon
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2020, 09:40:22 PM »
Not as bad here in Seattle as a couple of years ago when all of Canada was on fire, but we've got the orange sky and ash 'snow' from the eastern Washington fires (and probably some Oregon as well, the wind's out of the south right now). This is what late summer's gonna look like for quite awhile.
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Re: Fires in Oregon
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2020, 11:26:49 PM »
Saw similar pics from a friend in Salem. And, coho, the ones I saw of Seattle weren't much lighter.

Down in the OC, so far, we were just a light pink tint. But could see ash falling like light snow flurries for most of the day. I think our smoke today came from the San Diego County fires.
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Re: Fires in Oregon
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2020, 12:10:45 AM »
I'm pretty sure the smoke you're getting is from the fire off I-10 by Marongo.
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Re: Fires in Oregon
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2020, 09:22:58 PM »
Well day 2 here on the beach, Orange sky is gone, replaced by grey death. Today feels and smells like sitting next to a campfire.  I do feel lucky to not be in the fire line, some of my coworkers are sleeping at relatives and hotels. 

Coho I do believe you are correct, welcome to the new autumn/fall in the west.  :( 
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Re: Fires in Oregon
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2020, 01:03:00 AM »
The photos I've been seeing are unreal.

Someone made this and it didn't seem like it couldn't have been altered:

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Re: Fires in Oregon
« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2020, 05:40:58 AM »
This was a quick walk from my house the next morning:

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It's pretty much where the fire started.  The fire was blown north (away) from the densely populated part of town and ran up both sides of I-5 most of the way to Medford.  It really could have been a lot worse, as the fire zone was all below the 'irrigated' level here, never getting above the canals that run each side of the valley.  When I can see the mountains (no smoke) there's a sharp green line on each side of the valley.  The top of the green is where the canals are.  Had it gotten above that, it would be a giant conflagration in the dry forest.

Here's the temp and humidity sitch at 630 last night:

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Yes, the humidity is off the scale on the dry side.  This is a big change from my 33 years in Seattle or on the coast.

Air quality is nasty right now.  Going north or south are not great options as the whole I-5 corridor is smoky all the way to Portland and all the way to the Bay Area.  Just the same, we have our bug out bags at the ready and my truck has a full tank of gas if conditions change.
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Re: Fires in Oregon
« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2020, 09:10:25 AM »
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Re: Fires in Oregon
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2020, 09:29:35 AM »
Salem this morning:
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Fires in Oregon
« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2020, 10:09:21 AM »
Hansen’s BMW in Ashland is gone along with much of the town. A real tragedy, it’s a family operation run by good people. I hope they are able to rebuild.




I’m so very sorry to hear about Hansen’s.   Craig and Mason are good people, and the shop is one of those places—was one of those places—that you’d drop by going thru town just to absorb the vibe of people that love stuff the way you do.

My mom lives in Medford and was evacuated on Tuesday (but only for a few hours).   She’s not very able, 82 and no longer drives all of which adds to her anxiety about the fires.   She was very scared.

Her place is fine tho.   For those that know Medford she’s by the airport on the north end of town.
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Re: Fires in Oregon
« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2020, 09:08:32 AM »
But hey, they're having a boy so it's all good. 

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Re: Fires in Oregon
« Reply #16 on: September 12, 2020, 01:34:40 PM »
watching this on the news from afar. it's horrifying.
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Re: Fires in Oregon
« Reply #17 on: September 13, 2020, 12:26:52 AM »
watching this on the news from afar. it's horrifying.

the closer you get the worse it is
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« Reply #18 on: September 15, 2020, 11:46:59 PM »
Hansen’s BMW in Ashland is gone along with much of the town. A real tragedy, it’s a family operation run by good people. I hope they are able to rebuild.


Turns out D and S Harley and the adjacent KTM dealer burned down as well—complete losses.   

They were only a few blocks from Hansen’s.
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Re: Fires in Oregon
« Reply #19 on: September 16, 2020, 11:11:30 AM »
Hansen’s BMW in Ashland is gone along with much of the town. A real tragedy, it’s a family operation run by good people. I hope they are able to rebuild.


Turns out D and S Harley and the adjacent KTM dealer burned down as well—complete losses.   

They were only a few blocks from Hansen’s.

Yep.  The KTM dealer has found space on Crater Lake Hwy and is setting up shop there as we speak.

I have not heard if Hansen's or D&S have made any progress.  It sounded like Hansen's was dedicated to reopening.
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