Wildfires Engulf Thousands Of Acres As The Solar Eclipse Nears (Synopsis)

“I’d rather fight 100 structure fires than a wildfire. With a structure fire you know where your flames are, but in the woods it can move anywhere; it can come right up behind you.” -Tom Watson

The solar eclipse we’ve all been waiting for is just two weeks away. Yet even though you’ve got your eye protection ready, your location picked out, and your plans all set, there’s a wild card you need to be aware of: wildfires. The total solar eclipse in Oregon, Idaho, and Wyoming-west-of-the-rockies coincides with peak wildfire season, and with over a million people headed to a 70-mile-wide strip of land, the risk cannot be overstated.

This screenshot from August 7th shows the real-time wildfire map encompassing a large region of the pacific northwest. Lighter circles represent mostly and partially contained fires; darker circles are completely uncontained. Image credit: The Oregonian / Oregon Live, via http://projects.oregonlive.com/wildfires/map#6/45.460/-116.598.

There are a number of things you can do to stay safe and minimize your risk of adverse effects, but only if you’re prepared. Here’s a handy list of what you need to know as the solar eclipse nears, and what pitfalls you should avoid. Once you know what the right thing to do is, you can educate others and help make the eclipse a wonderful and safe experience for all!

The air quality in Portland was excessively bad during the latter half of last week due to wildfires in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. Dependent on the winds, many parts of the path of totality may experience poor viewing on August 21st. Image credit: Katie Weinberg / Twitter.

There’s no mostly mute Monday today, because this information cannot be condensed into 200 words. Learn what everyone needs to know today!

3 thoughts on “Wildfires Engulf Thousands Of Acres As The Solar Eclipse Nears (Synopsis)

  1. Would need to get the good words of warning out to the general public and overseas travelers who may not be aware of the local conditions.

  2. Typical.. Thanks to stupid flippin tree huggers, No under brush or over growth get’s cleaned out because of some stupid enviro waco trying to save some stupid mouse or rat or frog etcetc..
    Then nature hits back with a wild fire.
    Stupid Retard leftist enviro wack jobs cause more harm than good.

  3. Ragtag?

    Excuse me? So you are one of, those… Only care about your own bubble? Your safe bubble, priority to keep your bubble saf, only yours? All the rest on this planet… A show? To faraway of cosy bed? Insulting others, won’t get you anywhere! Probably you’ve been unaware but, you’v did noticed it. You are in complete and full denial. Our planet, the earth, our home, …Mother nature is crying and begging, to all of us to help her, ‘cos she’s dying.. Nature deserves to be treated with respect. She is all to us, for us… Time is running out you know.. Soon no three left. All people ,wearing a mask, so dot get more and more sick from the pollution so thickened in the ‘air’ Not able to breathe, as we now do. The signs this planet is giving, there plain facts. Listen when is’t silent. If you may hear silence. You can hear it, the howling cry of our planet. Together all together now action, and maybe, maybe, it would help. If everyone’s, is planning to stay ignorance, and refuse to see and hear how our mother earth is suffering. Nothing will happen? The world is falling apart. Love one an other, not go an insult others, anonymously also, how weak.
    One more thing: haha so Flipping three huggers!? I’ve never seen a thing like that happening. I try to imagine, a person who’s flipping around or holding a tree. No sorry have a real great imagination, and fantasising is a hobby of mine. This what you assume here… Stop the crap. Maybe try this for a change; look at who you are, and how stand in this world, what do you could be, what you want in life, so you can love yourself, because of who you are/ became. Time is now, only now matters; today. On the internet willingly try to hurt peoples feelings. Why do you that? Does this gives you any kind of pleasure? To know, your words may hurt people talking like you do? Your so low down level; norms and values are strange words for you? I thinks so, it’s looks clear. Besides you’re missing the point here also. So you make a change for ones, wouldn’t that be it?
    People who hugh trees, feel good doing this, they get in touch with nature, here and now, the person and the three, no more, breathing, earth, ground, 1 with nature.
    What is it, actually that they do wrong in your eyes? To get so windup about it? Why? Don’t understanding something, ain’t no shame, a shame is how you behave because, not understanding…
    Let it be. Blessed be

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