Skip to comments.IN DEPTH COVERAGE: Carlton Complex Fire forces evacuations; 40-50 structures gone (Washington St)
Posted on 07/18/2014 7:29:38 AM PDT by illiac
UPDATE: BREWSTER, Wash. - There are LEVEL 3 evacuations being ordered in the town of Pateros which has a population of 650 people, as the Carlton Complex Fire burns out of control. 40-50 homes and businesses have burned to the ground.
The Brewster Three Rivers Hospital has been evacuated as well. Staff and patients were transferred to Mid Valley Hospital in Omak. The retirement center in Brewster was evacuated to Bridgeport.
Housing is available for those who have been evacuated in Chelan at the High School.
Residents from Harmony House are being moved to Bridgeport, believe they said the school gymnasium. They are asking family of those housed at Harmony House to not come to that location, they have enough staff to move the residents.
The fire at this point is estimated to be about 18000 acres and quickly growing. At least 35 homes have burned. At this point there have been no injuries reported.
(Excerpt) Read more at khq.com ...
Seems like it gets worse every year. Two years ago we were evacuated for almost two months. So far in my area south of Blewett Pass we’re good, but the fire season has a long way to go.
We’re in North Idaho - lots of smoke this AM - sun is red.
We have been lucky to not have anything major in our area for years (keeping fingers crossed)...
Smoke from western fires is giving us spectacular sunsets here in the Twin Cities.
Thanks for posting.
I just looked at firey pictures of my hometown on the photos available at the KHQ link.
Calling my brother, who is still there, now.
The air here in N. Idaho smells of woodsmoke. The sun is red. The EPA won’t allow the DOD to give military vehicles and equipment to local wildland fire crews because the engines don’t meet their ridiculous emission standards.
Will this ever end or are we doomed to live in idiocracy?
The massive amounts of smoke from the fire represent many orders of magnitude more "emissions" than the engines. EPA is full of fascist retards with no common sense.
UPDATE: PATEROS, Wash. - According to the California National Incident Management the Carlton Complex wildfire has grown to 47,362 acres and is still 0% contained. Currently the fire is burning 7 miles South of Twisp, WA. To put this size into perspective, acres to square miles this fire has burned 73 square miles which is larger than the entire city of Spokane which is about 60 square miles.
The audio on News jsut reported now that the fire is at 106,000 acres.
Correction 168,000 acres.
KHQ is doing live updates on the fire at the link.
The DOD rule that says the FPP can’t be used to transfer equipment that don’t meet emission standards has been in place for 25 years. John MaCain and Mark Udall both urged for a variance and worked on a reinterpretation of the rule. The restrictions were lifted two weeks ago.
Now 168,000 acres - 0% contained...100 homes destroyed
Yup. In Calif, the fire departments had to get rid of perfectly good fire trucks because they couldn’t afford the upgrades to meet emissions.
Like they could even see an emission from a fire truck, during a fire.
Your statement of logic indicates you have ‘sluggish schizophrenia’. Sorry, soon to affect many more FReepers.