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Thread: Sisters, Oregon wildfire!!!

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    Sisters, Oregon wildfire!!!

    For those that know Sisters, Oregon (where the big Sisters Quilt Show is located), there is a wildfire that literally "blew up" yesterday. Today's news says it's about 6 miles from the Sisters town......but with high winds expected today, it's rather scary! So far, some cars have burned, roads and campgrounds closed, and some housing divisions are put on ALERT -- to be prepared to evacuate. It was first reported at 10:45 AM Sunday and grew to 1500 acres within hours.... Here's a report page...for those that are interested. http://inciweb.org/incident/3244/
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    That has to be so scary for the people in the area. Hope everything comes out okay.

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    I hope it can be contained & not destroy this lovely area. Hoping Jean Wells shop is in no danger, she does a fantastic job of promoting quilting through the years! http://www.stitchinpost.com/

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    Sorry to hear about it

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    OMG! Having been thru the recent Colorado Springs fire with my DD, long distance on the phone while she was hysterical and packing the car to flee as firemen ran thru the neighborhood screaming, "Get out! Get out!" with flames 2000' away, I know how stressful and all-consuming this kind of event is. And how dangerous for residents nearby.

    I pray for all of you there, even those who will not be closely impacted by the threat of flames, because all your thoughts and energies will be focused on the news and your friends, family and rescuers. May you be kept safe.

    Please keep us posted and thanks for the link to the incident reports.

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    Just had a news blurb that said it's up to 4300 acres, but thankfully the winds are blowing and pushing it southeast....AWAY from Sisters and the homes in the outer ways.
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    So sorry to hear that, I have read a lot about their quilt show ad it is my dream to one day go there. Sure hope the town is spared!

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    Prayers to all those who have been affected by natural disasters.

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    The latest update said the fire was up to 4300 acres....and heading southeast from Sisters. The winds are blowing the right way for a change! The town IS spared.
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    Beautiful area. Have been thru there many times.

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    Stay safe everyone.. Thats some scary stuff.

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    I live in Eugene/Springfield and we have been getting the smoke from the fire over here.

    Quote Originally Posted by amandasgramma View Post
    For those that know Sisters, Oregon (where the big Sisters Quilt Show is located), there is a wildfire that literally "blew up" yesterday. Today's news says it's about 6 miles from the Sisters town......but with high winds expected today, it's rather scary! So far, some cars have burned, roads and campgrounds closed, and some housing divisions are put on ALERT -- to be prepared to evacuate. It was first reported at 10:45 AM Sunday and grew to 1500 acres within hours.... Here's a report page...for those that are interested. http://inciweb.org/incident/3244/
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    The fire is still burning and is up to 7000+ acres....it's not heading anywhere near Sisters. However, low visibility is expected in Sisters township, itself. The Hwys around Sisters all have warnings about low visibility due to smoke. Campgrounds, etc, still closed and now they've closed the Pacific Crest Trail (a popular hiking trail). We are lucky the winds are blowing AWAY from the town of Sisters............
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    Thank you for the update, I've been thinking of you all. Glad you are safe for the present. Hope this is over soon!

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    Well - it's WORSE!!! See the attached link.....the dang fire flared up and is burning about 12,000 acres!!! http://www.ktvz.com/news/Pole-Creek-...z/-/index.html
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    My prayers for all of you.
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    You have my sympathy as well. My little town just got through with a fire. I know how scary it is. I wish you all well.

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    Just heard this morning that it's at 16000 acres and they've taken the tankers off it (did that days ago - first time the news mentioned it)......and have those tankers working on a fire in Washington!!!!! Weatherman says with the winds and inversions and all that stuff, the smoke will be hanging around for quite a while. Some of us are far away (I'm 1 hr away) and am having trouble with the ash and smoke in the air -- hard to breath. Praying they get this darn fire out!!!
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