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We caught part of the crew taking a lunch break on Saturday when we went back in.

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All of the meadow has been burnt out but it will grow back even beter next spring.

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The foamed around the phone company building. The fire came even closer to some cabins.

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Trees are still burning along the roads. You hear crashes as they fall down.

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There is a glow from the material burning.

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Most of the heavy activity this weekend was on the north end of the subdivision. We had the blue helicopter in putting out fires on the south end.

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You can see the salmon fin only. We did see two salmon behind Tom Glenn's place.

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The deer are still around too.

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You could see trees continuing to torch west of the meadow.

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Sometimes the smoke got pretty thick.

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This tree was right beside the road.

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We had a lighter moment Saturday when the Information Officer backed her tail pipe into one of the porta ponds. Too much information can be a dangerous thing.

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We really needed something to laugh about. We didn't laugh so much about the pump that was stolen Friday night from Cemetery Hill.

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At night you could see torching trees. There were red glows over some of the ridges around us.

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Sunday meetings have taken on a new meaning in our community. We were all happy to see that Andy had survived the fire storm Saturday. He praised the crew for staying with fires at their backs spraying down his place.

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This is the drive down to the Perfect place and Don Clark's old place. All cabins have been saved.

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Cemetery Hill and the people around it had two bad days Friday and Saturday.

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The area north of the cemetery was hit by flames Sunday morning when the winds whipped up. It was too windy to bring in the helicopters. They drove up Grouse Creek towards War Eagle to try to get a look at the fire. They had to cut through 3 trees going up and 4 to get back down.

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They have saved all the cabins but there are a lot of dead trees.

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The trees have taken the worst of it.

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They are burnt on one side and still fine on the other. Those helicopters can really hit their marks.

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One tent burned in Drop 9 by Meckel's. The crews were mopping up after the rains started on Sunday.

Today it is cloudy and cool with occasional sprinkles. This will continue through tonight with mostly sunny weather and rising temperatures through the rest of the week.

Send me your pictures if you have some to share. Becky@secesh.net