My tent cabin on the Kvechak River

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Photos of the fire

At the moment, big clouds are forming and weather reports say we are going to have thunderstorms without the rain. This has the potential to be bad. If it produces lightening, chances are another fire could start here or somewhere else. It's 5:25 pm and I can here thunder far off.

This is just a sample of what is going on. Those of us living close to the fire aren't getting much sleep, were afraid to sleep thinking the fire will get out of control and word of evacuation won't come fast enough or not at all. 


Anonymous said...

Wow. ...this looks scary... don't wait until it's too late to get out... the smoke alone can be very damaging to your health...keep us posted...take care my friend. . Bert from Bama

M. Silvius said...

Frightening scene John. I seen in previous photos you had a camper trailer on your property. Can you tow it with your car? Can you get it towed? Might be a good idea to load it with all your valuables and park it some distance a way to have a place to go to in a pinch.

John said...

Thanks Bert, I'm ready when necessary

John said...

It is scary Mike. It's a truck camper and I don't have my truck for it anymore. Anyone with a truck within close proximity need their truck for themselves. I have an exit plan in effect.

simplyfree said...

Thanks for the update John. My heart sinks when I look at your photos of this terrible fire. I am glad you have somethings ready with a plan. I am praying that it rains soon and lots of it. Please keep us updated on how you are doing John and how close the fire is.
Thinking of you,

Anonymous said...

Hope your keeping cool..
last night some of that Lightning storm hit some trees over off the Yentna at the Bentalit lodge.. about 30 miles West of the Sockeye fire, but only 9 or 10 miles from my cabin. Luckily the lodge owner not only owns a couple planes, he also keeps a bulldozer handy. He and a dozen neighbors dozed the fire out into the middle of his runway, and then extinguished it…

I fear this is going to be an uncomfortable Summer as dry as it is. We'll see a lot more of those lightning storms as dry as it is right now.

Shame about Dee Dee's place. Wonder how many others like that there are ?

Stay cool
Old John

Evano said...

Jinkies that looks bad.
Hope it turns out for you all.

Kimberly F said...

Devastating pictures. I am very sorry to hear about your friend Dee Dee's animals. Be safe and please keep us updated!

grammie g said...

Hi John... WOW!! that is awful, I hope you don't have a problem where you are.

Good that you have a plan though. Don't take any chances. I would be scared out of my mind if I was there.

Been very busy, and just saw you had posted so hope things aren't any worse.


John said...

Thanks Carol, the fire is 2 miles away. Luckilyit's not headed my way.

John said...

Thanks Evano, with any luck it won't come my way.

John said...

Thanks Kimberly, I appreciate your concerns and kind words.

John said...

Hi grammie, thanks. I'm doing ok, but, seems my life is on hold. It can only get better.

becky3086 said...

Wow, I do hope that fire stays away from you. I never thought about Alaska having wild fires. I guess I always think about dry places as having them but of course, they could happen anywhere.