Friday, August 31, 2007

A forest fire began this afternoon in the Mt. Washington wilderness west of Sisters. Initially it was a 30-acre blaze but high winds caused the fire to grow rapidly and send a stream of smoke eastward over the region. We've had a quiet summer, fire-wise, and everyone was hoping that the season would wind down without incident. No homes or property are threatened as of now. Tomorrow may be cooler and less windy.

1 comment:

Chris said...

Those are some frightening photos, and I understand the fire has grown even more and that Black Butte Ranch is on pre-evacuation notice. Here's hoping the hundreds of fire fighters they now have on that fire are able to get it under control.