Oregon Is Burning Up

Last Update: July 28, 2018

Oregon is on fire. The forest fires are raging, about 160 in total. Most of them are in southern Oregon, where my wife and I live. In addition to this, it has been extremely hot and dry (no, it doesn't rain in Oregon all the time), making the firefighters jobs a lot more difficult.

These fires started innocently enough, following a series of lightning strikes nearly two weeks ago. The increased smoke and fire danger has caused many evacuations, and there are many other families that are "on alert." As I look out my window above my computer screen, the sky has an odd pinkish hue mixed with gray, and I can almost taste the smoke.

I am thankful for all the brave firefighters who are working around the clock to try and curtail this disaster, but they are a long way from containment in most areas. Although we are not in danger at this time, my wife and I have been talking about making a prioritized list of items to take if the fires spread towards our location.

Please keep our state, and all of its residents, in your thoughts and prayers.

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DarrenPitman Premium
I am thinking about you and your wife Allan. I am sure the firefighters will do everything humanly possible to keep you all save there. I pray everyone stays safe:-)
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AllanSiegel Premium
A good friend of mine is one of the firefighters, so I know they are doing their utmost best. Thanks for your prayers for our safety
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AllanSiegel Premium
We appreciate your prayers. My wife and I are believing for God's divine intervention to bring this under control.

Have a great weekend!
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MKearns Premium
Are you in the Illinois Valley - Cave Junction area Alan?
The biscuit fire ran rampant from lightning strikes in the Siskiyous in 2002 all the way down the Illinois to Agnes on the Rogue. Tragic!
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AllanSiegel Premium
We are in Grants Pass, just inside the city limits. We just learned that Riverbanks Rd. (off 199, the redwood Hwy, going towards Cave Junction) is now closed, and families are evacuating.
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MKearns Premium
I feel for you Alan I was last there in 2013. Sounds like Wilderville is down!
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Loes Premium
So sorry to read this, I truly hope that the firefighters can save you from this
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CravenATAT Premium
Our prayers are with you. I live in Colorado and we were struck with a few fires this years, but it seems Oregon and California are getting hit hard year after year. Stay safe and let's hope the firefighters get home to their families safely.
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