They foamed around the Stage Stop and phone company buildings.
Then a plume of fire laid down from the west and set off at least 6 spot fires in the meadow.
They put in a desperate call for air support. 5 structures were in imminent danger.
All of the cabins were saved.
The fire spread down the meadow to Cemetary Hill
They Hot Shots were right there.
They pulled them in from where ever they were before this all blew up.
Columbia Helicopters Chinook N239CH
In line getting more water.
Keeping it from flaring up again in the meadow.
If you think you are seeing too many helicopters, we can never get enough of them. You are only seeing pictures of them when the smoke has cleared enough to get a decent shot. Some of the time they come in and we can just barely see them.
This was 8 PM with the sun still up.
The fire blew up in the Willow Basket Creek drainage to the southwest of us but didn't come into the subdivision last night.
The flames were still raging near Cemetary Hill when the sun went down.
We had many colors in the sky.
There was so much smoke all around.
We had to wait until a little after 9 PM before they would let us go through the burned area. They even held some of the fire crews up.
They backfired above the road on the back side of the river. The fire is now down to the drainage downstream from Dave Winter's place. They have been putting out spot fires in his neighborhood.
Most of the cabins are still standing in Warren.
The view from the dredge ponds
This is the road between Secesh and Warren.
The road is closed to all but Warren residents. I didn't take these pictures. Thank Lon Owen for the Warren pictures.
Send me your pictures if you have some to share. Becky@secesh.net