We are good here in Idaho but I feel bad for those in CA, OR and WA. Quite a few friends and friend's family's had been evacuated. One friend was on I5 during the Almeda fire in southern OR, traffic was stopped, friend tried to unhook his semi from his trailer so he could cross the median and get out of harms way. State Trooper said there wasn't enough time. Him and his girlfriend just grabbed cell phones and wallets and started to run to safety back down the freeway and trying to catch a ride. People rolled up their windows and locked their doors and drove by. Finally a lady in a Mercedes was picking up every truck driver she could stuff in her car picked them up and took them to a motel. Within a couple hours they were evacuated from the motel! He retrieved his truck and trailer after they were clear to go up the freeway, luckily it hadn't burned.
They have arrested who is being charged with arson for the Almeda fire. He was seen starting a fire after the Almeda fire was already going but he contributed. They still think it was arson and the FBI are involved as they found a body with a bullet wound thinking it might have something to do with how and where it started.
My husband is hauling power poles as fast as he can from Oregon down to California to replace burnt poles. It is considered an emergency he doesn't have to abide by Hours of Service laws. He has sent me pictures of the aftermath along the I5, devastating.The smoke was so bad up there you couldn't tell if it was day or night time. I will attach a picture he sent me at 3PM last Tuesday.
It is frustrating to witness the mismanagement of our forest land and have it effect so many people.
Then the Sacramento Bee comes out with an article titled "Cattle Might Be Secret Weapon In Fight Against Wildfires, Experts Say". Not a secret.
I DON'T LEAD 'EM AND FEED 'EM, I RIDE 'EM AND SLIDE 'EM.
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