“On the evening of September 7, a tremendous windstorm blew in from the east, bringing 60 mile per hour winds and hot, dry, desert air. Almost immediately, our entire region blew up into a dozen or more serious fires. There were thousands of smaller fires, too,” writes Oregon rancher John Marble in Onasture.com.
“Most of these fires were caused by trees and branches contacting power lines. In a very short time, there were massive fires burning to the north and south of us, with every fire agency fully engaged. My own local department responded to over 30 calls that first night, and for the next week or so we were busy with all kinds of fire emergencies, including a dozen arson-related fires. Seems like when things get bad, some people just lose their grip on reality.”
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