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Old 09-12-2020, 08:28 AM   #41
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Sent email to friend in Eugene, OR but got no response? I hope all is well there but I do not have good intelligence on the fire zones. Is anyone close to Eugene and know the status there?


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Old 09-12-2020, 08:41 AM   #42
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Old 09-12-2020, 09:21 AM   #43
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Keep aware, stay safe, and I wish you the best of luck...
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Old 09-12-2020, 09:43 AM   #44
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I worry about your safety, No old car is worth loosing you!! yes take care.
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Old 09-12-2020, 12:56 PM   #45
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Sent email to friend in Eugene, OR but got no response? I hope all is well there but I do not have good intelligence on the fire zones. Is anyone close to Eugene and know the status there?

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Eugene, itself, seems to be ok. Their fire is about 20 miles to the East, along Hwy 20. 15 miles East of Springfield.
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Old 09-12-2020, 09:38 PM   #46
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Old 09-13-2020, 02:00 PM   #47
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Newly revised info in my area is:

600 homes destroyed, 5 dead and 50 missing. Fire is 50% contained.
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Old 09-13-2020, 07:05 PM   #48
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That doesn't sound good!
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Old 09-13-2020, 07:33 PM   #49
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Prayers for all you out there in the fire zone. Cars and parts are replaceable but you guys are not! Stay safe!
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Old 09-13-2020, 10:30 PM   #50
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Prayers for all you out there in the fire zone. Cars and parts are replaceable but you guys are not! Stay safe!
Thanks to all for your concern. It is incredibly smoky and dark. There was a fire less than 10 miles from us several days ago. Thankfully it was extinguished before it spread out of control. Unfortunately some structures and homes burned. I've been in many smoky campfires in my life but this is like nothing else. There was a young couple from Renton Wa that inherited property in North Central Wa, near Omak. They went to visit the property and got caught in the wildfire. They were found badly burned trying to escape along the Columbia river. Their 1 year old did not survive. I can't imagine...
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Old 09-17-2020, 09:27 AM   #51
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I can't imagine how the air is in the fire areas, here, in the east, we can't see the sun due to the haze cover in the upper atmosphere!
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Old 09-17-2020, 12:06 PM   #52
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We could smell the smoke here in Oshkosh a couple days ago.
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Old 09-17-2020, 12:33 PM   #53
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For you guys in the East, when the particulates fall out, and the ash sticks to your car's paint, it won't just rinse off, you'll need suds and soft towel. Another reason to wear a mask, too.
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Old 09-17-2020, 12:45 PM   #54
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It has been very apparent in northern Minnesota the last couple of days. We can see the sun, but it looks like a peehole in the snow.
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Old 09-17-2020, 02:30 PM   #55
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It's a pity you can't get the rain from cyclone Sally over to your side. Crazy weather one coast in flood the other on fire. Plus covidyou yanks are having a tough time⁶
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Old 09-17-2020, 04:17 PM   #56
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7,500 plus fires, in one state, I am sure were not all started by lightening.
We had lightening about 3 weeks ago but it was also raining at the same time.
News here in Illinois said the other night that they have proof that some of those fires were started on purpose, by arsonists.

I hope they catch those ignorant so-and-so's and hang them from the highest tree, that hasn't burned up
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Old 09-17-2020, 04:58 PM   #57
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News here in Illinois said the other night that they have proof that some of those fires were started on purpose, by arsonists.

I hope they catch those ignorant so-and-so's and hang them from the highest tree, that hasn't burned up

Among all our other difficulties this year, it's important to keep your cool when you hear that sort of news piling on.
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Old 09-17-2020, 05:14 PM   #58
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Prayers for all poor souls in the fire zone !. We are very dry here in Maine but we might get rain from the hurricane if it tracks right ! Stay safe ,Karl and family !
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Old 09-17-2020, 09:46 PM   #59
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The thick smoke haze and the trouble I have breathing has actually got me almost depressed. This morning sitting on the couch silent (rare) my wife asked if I'm ok. I was after we went to the local restaurant and had dinner and a glass of wine. Sometimes you just have to get off the property and push yourself. By the way did I mention the smoke is really, really thick?
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Old 09-17-2020, 10:26 PM   #60
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Police confirm 14 fires as arson so far > https://oregoncatalyst.com/49458-pol...n-crimes.html?
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