Digger reports from home:
>Steve should know Eastern WA isn’t temperate
> rain forest. Far from it. We are dry tall
> ponderosa pines. They explode when on fire and
> shoot fireballs for a good distance. I concur the
> patterning is still odd and suspect. Highly!!!
> Wanetchee yesterday. Praying for rain.
> It only goes to 500. That number has serious health consequences.
This is what GAoG editor Digger Barr is driving home to, from Bellingham, WA. Fires raging all through the Spokane Valley, near where she lives.
But wait a minute. Isn’t this the lush Northwest temperate rainforest? And yet the only thing burning are the houses…?
Have we been Maui’ed again?
Our hearts are with communities affected by these fires and Firefighters working to protect them. pic.twitter.com/hMujzfOvo9
— Spokane Valley Fire (@SpokaneValleyFD) August 19, 2023