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Nicky

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So, a fire (lightning strike) fire started on the BLM next to us. The steep trail most of you have seen pics of, tonight. They didn't get planes for a long time. We don't really know how bad it is. Will check in tomorrow.
 

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So, a fire (lightning strike) fire started on the BLM next to us. The steep trail most of you have seen pics of, tonight. They didn't get planes for a long time. We don't really know how bad it is. Will check in tomorrow.
Is there still enough water in Theif Valley Reservoir so they can use the bucket choppers? I sure hope they can get it controlled soon. We had a lot of smoke yesterday, but clear this morning. I am not sure where the fire was. We had the making of a thunderstorm yesterday afternoon but the only lightning I saw was striking over toward Mecham.
 

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The wife said she heard thunder but nothing close. I haven't heard anything from our range land protection fire group about a fire but that would be outside our area.
 

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The morning report called it 150 acres. I ran into the son of our head of the range land fire protection. He was sitting in a brush truck. He said they made an appearance last night and it appeared to be going the other way (which ever way that is). The government has to name every fire. They are calling this one "big rattlesnake". Appropriate for that neighborhood. This is all I know at this point.
 

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We went to our leased ground and drove to where we thought it might have got to and couldn't see any black. I'm sure it did burn on us but not as bad as we thought it might. Couldn't really get to the river canyon but didn't see any smoke. They have a helicopter up flying so that is good, and cat and ground crew. Mike is taking pics so will post some later.
So thankful for the rural fire depts. Medical Springs, N. Powder and Keating were here. Neighbors showed up, called and texted to see if needed help.
I am sure it was all due to the Lord that it wasn't any worse. The wind was crazy but kept changing direction which really helped. the Lord!! The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. James 5:16

Yes Thief Valley still has lots of water.
 

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I would bet it's more than 150 acres
That was the crack of dawn report online. Probably not the best report or detail. Details were hard to find this morning. The location map I found didn't have any of the roads on it.

I am happy they got it knocked down. And hopefully just mopping up. We have those high swirling winds going on again right now.
 

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The Northwest Inter-agency Coordination Center called the fire 425 acres. Their website and maps are the most reliable source of fire information I have found. This morning I couldn't get their website to come up on the computer.
 

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