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Mon Aug 24, 2015, 02:31 PM

WA Fires are now largest in state history

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2015/aug/24/fires-are-now-largest-state-history/
The massive fire burning in north-central Washington is now the largest in state history.

The Okanogan Complex of wildfires has surpassed last yearís Carlton Complex blazes.

Fire spokesman Rick Isaacson said Monday the Okanogan Complex was measured overnight at just over 400 square miles, slightly more than the Carlton fires, which also burned in Okanogan County.

The latest group of fires grew by more than 26 square miles Sunday and is expected to spread even more in coming days.

Isaacson called the record unfortunate and notes itís only Aug. 24, meaning the fire could burn for several more months. Officials are still trying to determine how many homes and other structures have been burned.

About 1,250 people are battling the fires. Last week, three firefighters were killed and four injured near Twisp, Washington.


http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20150824/NEWS/308259995/updated-8212-north-central-washington-wildfire-now-largest-in
This story included the above but has a bit more, get a few free readings a month so am including it as a secondary link.

http://www.mappingsupport.com/p/gmap4.php?ll=48.555457%2C-118.375521&z=8&t=m%2CMODIS_from_ESRI%2CFire_perimeter&q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.propertylinemaps.com%2Fp%2Fpublic_land_map%2FUSA%2FUSA_wildland_fire_2.txt

Donate money to http://www.occac.com/ please (given to me by people in the Okanogan). Red Cross is doing its usual helping as they can, but not accepting anyone to help in any way that hasn't gone through their official training. There are other places to donate, will post more when I track down reputable sources. For right now, money to OCCAC is good though.

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Response to uppityperson (Original post)

Mon Aug 24, 2015, 03:31 PM

1. doing math, acreage-sq miles

WA is 71362 sq miles = 45,671,680 acres.
Total current wildfires are more than 600,000 acres = 937.5 sq miles
Okanogan complex is around 240,000 = 375 sq miles though with the smoke it is difficult to judge accurately

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Mon Aug 24, 2015, 04:02 PM

2. Got smoke?

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Mon Aug 24, 2015, 04:11 PM

3. One of them is a few miles from my sister.

Scary shit.

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