Ha! Ha! Lost on my Yahoo-news e-mail sign-in page to the next track heading for the US east coast hurricane is the Columbia River Gorge last three days latest wildfire event.
A holiday, MemorialDay hiker youth just had to set off a left-over 4th of July fireworks.
Now one interstate hyway shut down. Numerous state hyways shut down through this most-major-of mountains gap choke point.
Choke-point the operative word as two days of hardly seen red-sun and sky falling wood ash 60 mile away, here. Very bad airs quality. Closer down they are being ash coated.
Three towns/cities now mandatory evacuated. Numerous school districts shut down.
Lots and Lots of tree sequestered Carbons being freed out, up, and away; lost to any man-useful works.
Lots of wood charcoal being made. And Oregon Greens will insisting this left remaining, lay-in-place.
And this too shall pass.
tree-farmer Steve unruh