Wildfires Live Updates: Rain Could Offer Some Relief for Oregon and Washington

Wildfires Live Updates: Rain Could Offer Some Relief for Oregon and Washington
Spread the love

Paisley, in the south of Oregon, is a small city of about 220 people. It lies on the edge of the Great Basin, with sagebrush on the east and forest on the west. A small, spring-fed river, Chewaucan, runs through it.

The mayor said that success came after setbacks — at one point, the fire jumped the waterway.

The dry, gusty winds and temperatures in the 80s have not helped, he said.

“So it is not a fun time for firefighters to tackle this stuff,” he said.

More back-burning took place on Tuesday night, and the efforts ultimately worked, sending the flames away and up a ridge, he said.

“It was about eight or nine miles away when it started,” he said. “It is all around us. But as long as it takes the fuel away, it goes away.”

Like other communities threated by the wildfires, the…



Original Article and Author

Please follow and like us:
editor

editor

Live Updates COVID-19 CASES
RSS
Follow by Email