|Photo by Kari Greer - Chelan Complex Fire, Chelan, WA - posted by KGW.com.|
I'm not following the fires in Idaho, but from the fire maps (see below at end) that I've been looking at, Idaho also has too many to count. Here is their main website for more information on the Idaho fires.
I'm so sad, and I can't be serene or calm when all of this is happening.
|I wish it was like this everywhere the fires are... right now, cold, and very very wet.|
Another fire is raging north of where my son lives, north of Washougal, Washington. It is far enough away (I pray) that he is not in danger. It is by the swimming hole where he has spent many summers enjoying the forest and river there.
|Cougar Creek Complex Fire - north of Glenwood, Washington.|
Please pray for our beautiful land and that some of it is saved.. and for the people and homes in the fires' paths, and for the brave and unselfish firefighters who are risking their lives to save the land, people and homes. I know that three firefighters were killed in northeastern Washington and more have been injured.
|Photo by Kari Greer, USFS - Chelan and First Creek Fires in Okanogan and Wenatchee, WA|
|The National Guard have been called in to help in Washington State (and I think Oregon too). They have been training for the last 4 days and will begin helping on Sunday, August 30th.|
Here is a quote from KGW News in Portland, OR:
KGW is partnering with the American Red Cross to help people affected by the wildfires in Oregon and across the Northwest. Your donation enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from these disasters.You can donate here at the Red Cross and KGW website set up for this purpose.
|Montana and Wyoming are being burned too, beyond the scope of "normal".|
Please pray, will you?