Night View of Microwave Fire 2009-08-28

Night View of Microwave Fire

Saturday afternoon t view of the Microwave fire in Oregon along the Columbia River Gorge, taken from the freeway overpass at Mosier looking west. THis fire started near Mosier, Oregon and has covered 1250 + acres above the Columbia River traveling west nearly to Hood River, Oregon. It does not extend much south of that ridge, an area mostly grasslands, and much of it burned quickly through on the first night. The burning areas are mostly timbered rock ledges. This fire is referred to as the Microwave FIre because of its proximity and threat to the Microwave towers on the tallest ridgetop near Hood River.

Helicopters have been pulling water from the ponds near Mosier and Hood River... and because of the winds and updrafts from the fire on steep hillsides, the helicopters appeared to be struggling to get their buckets of water close enough to the blazes to actually help... I watched on Saturday while one came up from below with water, and seemed to move backwards instead of forward trying to get close enough. I also watched while something caught fire near the towers that flared up brilliantly on Saturday with clouds of black smoke rolling up through the orange smoke.

Fire... yes it fascinates me and horrifies me... and there have been so many widespread fires this year in so many areas.. one of many signs of severe planetary changes going on world wide.

As to interpreting those changes, well I leave that up to you... there are as many ideas on that as there are stars in the sky perhaps!

hey everyone... the fire burned west out of Mosier... the town was under voluntary evacuation although some places were mandatory on the west hills i think. I did not make it down to check today but I hear it is burning itself out quite well... it had started burning west and then along came a brisk wind out of the west pushing it back upon itself... I imagine the final burn will be quite complete on those bluffs along the river

as of sunday morning here are two great links of information... the fire response website
www.inciweb.org/incident/1866/

and a news story also from the 30th

www.salem-news.com/articles/august302009/microwave_fire_8...

and regarding the tunnels,
I found this so far

www.oregonlive.com/news/index.ssf/2009/08/transportation_...

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