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Thread: Big fire in our valley

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    There's a big wildfire on the other side of the valley from us, going on now. It's currently about three or four miles wide and about a mile tall, going up the mountain. Friends of ours live less than a half-mile below it, and they're currently evacuating. This picture was taken a few minutes ago, from our backyard 10 miles away from the fire.

    [img]http://www.sierranevadaquilters.com/pics/reduced.jpg[/img]

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    Be careful! I hate to see those fires start up again, anywhere!

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    Hope you stay safe. How long has it been burning?

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    Oh dear! That's not good! It will be an anxious night. Pack up your valuables just in case. Pictures, insurance, bank books, passports, medications and a suitcase of clothes.

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    Holy Canoli! That looks too close for comfort. Stay safe!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hensandhollyhocks
    Be careful! I hate to see those fires start up again, anywhere!
    We had a thunderstorm late this afternoon, started then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan
    Oh dear! That's not good! It will be an anxious night. Pack up your valuables just in case. Pictures, insurance, bank books, passports, medications and a suitcase of clothes.
    It's about 10 miles away and going the other way. We also have about 10 miles of green irrigated hay fields between us and there, so we're in no danger.

    But thanks for your concern!

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    That's so sad and scary. I'm glad you are safe. . .
    Western Nevada, does that mean you're in pine trees?

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    Oh, very scary, hope and pray all are safe. Dar

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    Hope everyone is safe. We've had several nearby and it is scary. Fire developes a life of its own.

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    Goodness!!! prayers to all affected!!!!

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    Stay safe. I hope they get it put out.

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    Be safe my friend. Prayers for all of you there.

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    Hope it stays away from you I am under fire watch right now live near a national forest

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan
    Oh dear! That's not good! It will be an anxious night. Pack up your valuables just in case. Pictures, insurance, bank books, passports, medications and a suitcase of clothes.
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    And get animals under control, get leashes and cat carriers, some food for them and any of their medications, if any. Familiar quilts and bedding, treats.
    Make sure car is full of gas...
    Too bad you don't have a dugout place to store veggies that would hold precious small pieces of furniture and quilts and machines.

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    It looks like they got the lower parts of the fire, where there are people's houses and barns, under control and mostly out overnight. According to reports, no structures were burned, so thats a relief. We have a lot of friends living on that side of the valley, up in the pinion pines.

    The fire looks to be mostly burning now up in a couple of canyons halfway up the mountains.

    The location is the Pinenut mountains on the west side of Smith Valley, Nevada.

    Picture taken this morning at 11:15 a.m. pdt. from my backyard.

    [img]http://www.sierranevadaquilters.com/pics/fireday.jpg[/img]

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