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PostSun Sep 18, 2022 7:51 pm 
Looks like the Bolt Creek fire jumped across lower Barclay Creek... didn't notice those several new blobs on the previous boundary map. Or maybe they just got better imaging with clearer weather.

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PostSun Sep 18, 2022 9:06 pm 
philfort wrote:
Looks like the Bolt Creek fire jumped across lower Barclay Creek... didn't notice those several new blobs on the previous boundary map. Or maybe they just got better imaging with clearer weather.
Those blobs on the south side of Heybrook Ridge have been there since at least Sunday or Monday I think. I hope the Barclay trail gets spared. The Baring trail might be a bit hotter/more interesting after this.
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Anyone know if the Parks, Freezeout, and Skagit fires are still raging?
Inciweb says minimal activity on all those fires. Looks like it got very close to Monument 83. I hope they can continue to protect it, I've been wanting to visit for a long time.

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PostSun Sep 18, 2022 9:37 pm 
You lookout aficionados. I know historically that cut all the trees that blocked L.O. views. Was volume normally low enough that they were able to send the wood up the stove’s chimney. Or did they pile and burn?

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PostMon Sep 19, 2022 9:38 am 
Purpleair shows the plume of bad air that is no doubt coming from the Bolt Creek Fire this morning with offshore flow:
The purple bullseye, that's close to me in Brier. There is a very strong smell of burnt wood. frown.gif

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PostMon Sep 19, 2022 9:58 am 
Pyrites wrote:
You lookout aficionados. I know historically that cut all the trees that blocked L.O. views. Is volume normally low enough that there were able to send the wood up the stove’s chimney. Or did they pile and burn?
There may have not been that much to bother with. Most of the ancient lookout photos I've seen have lookouts up on bald peaks with what looks like a major fire burned area below. As in wildfire.

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PostMon Sep 19, 2022 11:23 am 
The smoke from the Bolt Creek Fire has now almost reached Bremerton but is still in such a narrow plume that the air in Edmonds and Seattle is better: dizzy.gif

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PostTue Sep 20, 2022 6:24 am 
OK. Here's this. A red flag warning has been issued for the Okanogan Valley from noon to 7 pm today for strong northerly winds combined with low relative humidity. Winds and low humidities are expected again on Wednesday. We will continue to evaluate if further highlights are needed on Wednesday.

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PostTue Sep 20, 2022 7:31 am 
Sculpin wrote:
Purpleair shows the plume of bad air that is no doubt coming from the Bolt Creek Fire this morning with offshore flow:
The purple bullseye, that's close to me in Brier. There is a very strong smell of burnt wood. frown.gif
Yesterday was pretty odd in that way. In the AM skies were reasonably clear in far north Seattle and I could see Mount Constance early, then I drove and took a walk at Green Lake mid to late morning. It remained decent then. But when I returned to far north Seattle around 11 the smoke was as bad as it could be with smoke visible on a block by block basis. But then it improved by around 1 or 2.

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PostTue Sep 20, 2022 12:21 pm 
The sentinel-hub website finally has a view of the Bolt Creek fire post-burn (from yesterday):

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PostTue Sep 20, 2022 1:00 pm 
Is Bolt Creek now the largest fire of our lifetimes in Washington that was West of the Cascade crest and North of Snoqualmie Pass, that burned 100% West of the crest? The only other reasonably large one I can think of is Goodell Creek in 2015. Not positive of total burned for that fire but it was more than 6,716 acres. Bolt Creek is reported as 10,193 acres right now. Both of these seem similar in that they were mainly burning south sides of a steep, rocky, slope. Norse Peak Fire burned West of the crest and was 55,920 acres in 2017 but it also burned East of the crest. And the west side forest is different, and much drier and dense, down there than north of Snoqualmie Pass.

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PostTue Sep 20, 2022 1:18 pm 
Red flag warning today on the west slopes of the Cascades shakehead.gif https://twitter.com/KingCountyWA/status/1572295043410317312?s=20&t=QRKkP8FnQSBF-DSggOILRQ

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PostTue Sep 20, 2022 1:51 pm 
philfort wrote:
Red flag warning today on the west slopes of the Cascades shakehead.gif https://twitter.com/KingCountyWA/status/1572295043410317312?s=20&t=QRKkP8FnQSBF-DSggOILRQ
We will get another one most likely at the beginning of next week.

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PostTue Sep 20, 2022 4:15 pm 
Evergreen Mountain? Edit: Answered my own question. Not even on the list. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Washington_wildfires

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PostTue Sep 20, 2022 6:04 pm 
Fire near exit 42 on I90.

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PostTue Sep 20, 2022 7:20 pm 
tlake wrote:
Fire near exit 42 on I90.
Looks like the exit 45 west bound onramp? Probably a tossed cigarette. https://twitter.com/EastsideFire/status/1572370531630088193

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