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Forum topic by Bluepine38 posted 09-15-2012 04:40 PM 421 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Bluepine38

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09-15-2012 04:40 PM

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The sawdust problem has been overtaken by smoke here in Missoula. The forest fires in Idaho and Montana
have produced enough smoke that the air has been listed as Hazardous as of yesterday, although is does
drop down to merely unhealthy every now and then. My particulate mask has been replaced by my
respirator while I try to finish my deck. The people in Idaho and the Bitterroot have had this problem for a
few weeks now, and there is no moisture forecast for at least a week or more, so we may have this with us
until the snow falls.

The houses are only about 2 blocks away, and the mountains behind them are not even visible. This gives a
whole new meaning to “Pray for rain.” These fires are consuming a lot of pine beetle killed pine, spruce,
fir and larch, but they are also wiping out a lot of healthy trees. This will provide a lot of good firewood
for a few years, and lots of wood for biomass experiments, and hopefully in a few years some new healthy
forests.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter


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#1 posted 09-15-2012 04:58 PM

Nature can take over at anytime. But we do sooooo many stupid things? Like people who flick their ashes outside their cars? Ya got me started! grrrrrrr!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#2 posted 09-16-2012 10:19 AM

So sorry for all the devastation in your area! I hope that you remain safe and out of harms way. I hope it comes to an end soon. Take care my friend.

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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