I just remember how smoky it was here a few years ago with fires about 90 miles away. I can't imagine it being right around you.
Thanks, Mike. We're the lucky ones (so far) and have been able to take in some Linn County evacuees at our fairgrounds after theirs filled up. Everybody who can is taking care of them, too.
But this is an ongoing event and many counties are getting hit. Updates: https://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-...y-calls-situation-dangerous-live-updates.html
It's kind of funny to watch the news and see people trying to figure out where Oregon is and what is happening in it. Oh, they know the map, but only Portland and "just north of California" are on everyone's radar. There's so much more to this beautiful state than that.
Here's a little information from the troubles this morning and overnight south of us in Lane County -- that's steep terrain there, which fires love, especially in a strong wind, as well as heavily forested and dry (11% RH in Portland this morning) -- 13 miles it traveled in one night!:
And this: https://www.registerguard.com/story...-farm-fire-update-mckenzie-valley/5751055002/
This is where the heaviest loss of lives is going to come from, I think.