Skip to comments.Resident near Oregon Gulch fire: 'They're trying to save lives more than anything'
Posted on 07/31/2014 11:21:19 PM PDT by forester
Updated 6:45 p.m. Tracie Gibson, a resident at Fall Creek Ranch, said, "Everybody is evacuating. They're asking everybody to leave at this point. They're trying to save lives more than anything right now. They're dumping water trying to save what they can, but it's moving pretty fast." She said residents were initially told to evacuate to Fall Creek Ranch, but at this point, residents are being told to evacuate into California. Fire has grown to 3,000 acres, Oregon Department of Forestry officials say. - See more at: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20140731/NEWS/407310317/101081/NEWS#sthash.QTt8J14b.dpuf
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This was one of the national monuments that Bill Clinton put in place during the last month of his presidency - I am sure the people and animals in this area are glad Clinton was there - after all, he was the one that kicked out the nasty loggers and ranchers who used to take care of the land - now it is putting up a smoke column 15,000’ in the air - but don’t worry - it’s OK, the land is in a national monument - everything will be fine - as if the federal policy was some sort of nirvana...
“now it is putting up a smoke column 15,000 in the air” sue oregon for polluting and freeing CO2 into the enviroment.
Pine forest? If it is, it may not stay that way now.
Well, judging from what I’ve seen of Pine Forests in Central Oregon lately, the trees were as good as dead from bark beetles anyway. Fire just sped up the process.
Good old BLM, never met a forest they couldn’t mismanage.