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Hwy 141 Wildfire Causes Smokey Sunset over Columbia River Gorge

September 7, 2012

A wildfire broke out near my studio on 9.5.12.  We’ve been anxiously watching its progress.

Today we are thrilled to learn its 40% contained.   Dry grass, steep terrain and heat made it difficult for fire fighters.

Fire crews from all over the NW came to help and we are so grateful.

My studio was never in danger as the fire is about 4 miles away but directly on the route we drive into town.

At this time, most evacuees have returned home and no structures are damaged.

Smoke drifted to Goldendale WA, Portland OR, and all points between.

Thanks for enjoying tonight’s sunset with me.  Smokey skies do make a gorgeous sunset, but we’ll be happy to have our clear skies back.

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2 Responses to “Hwy 141 Wildfire Causes Smokey Sunset over Columbia River Gorge”


  1. Wow, these are incredible photos!


  2. Thanks so much, I appreciate your compliment!!


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