Friday, September 21, 2007

Broughton Fire - White Salmon, Washington

These are some photos I shot yesterday evening of a fire that has been named "Broughton Fire" in White Salmon, Washington, just below Underwood Mountain.

I noticed the smoke around noon and knew it was a fire, but didn't realize it was a big one until I saw that there was 5 helicopters buzzing around dropping water all over it. I drove down to Ruthton Park in Hood River to take some photos. There were a lot of people down there because it was a great view to see all that was happening.

They suspect it was started by a spark from a passing train! I don't think anyone was injured or killed, but it did burn down 5 houses. Hope those people had insurance... because those are expensive houses up there!
KATU newschannel has an article up about it here and there is a video here.

Helicopters dropping water-

The sun setting to the west was beautiful!

The fire at night-

Zoe kept me company-

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's crazy! I wonder if we knew anyone whose house burnt down...? Is the view from our kitchen amd black and charred?


9/21/2007 5:25 PM  
Blogger Tyler Roemer said...

The fire looks crazy at night, poor Slamin' Salmon.

9/21/2007 8:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was a tough one to fight. These pics are great. Thanks for taking them. They will help us with training.

Training officer

5/04/2008 8:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My family was the first home to go ! at the bottom of the hill !! i grew up there and it was all i ever knew . it was really hard on my parents. it was a very sad day for all of us!! but thanks the picture were really great..

5/10/2008 12:39 AM  

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