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PostWed Sep 21, 2022 10:02 am 
Cyclopath wrote:
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How does something like that start? I can only conclude that it is due to a tossed cigarette, or illegal camping. What else could it be?

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PostWed Sep 21, 2022 10:15 am 
There's a homeless encampment there (or was), but that photo is not from today.

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PostWed Sep 21, 2022 10:18 am 
Cyclopath wrote:
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I'm confused with what a concrete-contained encampment fire has to do with wildfires.

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PostWed Sep 21, 2022 10:22 am 
pula58 wrote:
How does something like that start? I can only conclude that it is due to a tossed cigarette, or illegal camping. What else could it be?
Those are my two guesses as well.

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PostWed Sep 21, 2022 10:41 am 
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I'm confused with what a concrete-contained encampment fire has to do with wildfires.
Checks thread title ... says fires ... checks photo ... it's a fire ...
The fire in downtown Seattle looks small and I don't think it can possibly be contributing much to the air quality we're experiencing. Today being Wednesday, a lot of people are at work in the metro area. This air is unhealthy for anybody to breathe and can be downright dangerous to people and pets with respiratory issues. Smoke from fires can cause blood clots in cats. The amount of time it spends aloft influences just how toxic it is.

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PostWed Sep 21, 2022 11:47 am 
Hiking doesn’t seem all that appealing at the moment with the tinder dry conditions. And no rain in sight!

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PostThu Sep 22, 2022 8:21 am 
I was on a noon flight from Spokane to Seattle Wednesday. Flight was at about 22,000’ according to the pilot. Air Quality in the Wenatchee valley, between Wenatchee and Leavenworth. Looking S and SW - flying west above the Entiat River.
Bolt Creek Fire looking down the River drainage from a bit NW of Stevens Pass

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PostThu Sep 22, 2022 8:37 am 
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UPDATE: Crews are working toward a US 2 reopening on Monday, 9/26. They continue to remove burned roadside trees that still pose a threat to public safety. Arborists with state parks removed 50-60 burned trees this AM & continue this work until immediate dangers are mitigated.
https://twitter.com/wsdot_traffic/status/1572695551334023168?cxt=HHwWgIDQ0a-Rq9MrAAAA

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PostThu Sep 22, 2022 11:02 am 
PM 2.5 at Stevens this morning is in high 400s. 300-500 is "hazardous." I wonder what they call >500?

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PostFri Sep 23, 2022 3:43 pm 
Now scheduled to open tomorrow at 10am: https://twitter.com/wsdot_traffic/status/1573417022951915520

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PostSun Sep 25, 2022 11:22 am 
I haven't heard much about the fire burning above McAllister Creek. Here is smoke from it filling the Thunder Creek Valley. From Buckner yesterday.

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PostSun Sep 25, 2022 5:07 pm 
neek wrote:
I haven't heard much about the fire burning above McAllister Creek. Here is smoke from it filling the Thunder Creek Valley. From Buckner yesterday.
I posted about it in the I smell smoke thread, I think. We got smoked out for a few hours from it. Lightning Bill on Leecher Lookout identified it as the source of the smoke. We've been clear since.

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PostSun Sep 25, 2022 5:09 pm 
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I posted about it in the I smell smoke thread, I think.
Ah, so you did. NPS page. Too many fire threads. Hope Thursday's dump puts an end to all this.

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PostSun Sep 25, 2022 5:57 pm 
Red flag warning again for west slopes of Cascades. For details click red area and follow the link.
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PostSun Sep 25, 2022 7:48 pm 
This is exactly what GB predicted a few pages back. A red flag warning for this week!

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