Good wishes for the fire victims in Washington

@Rohvannyn (3137)
United States
August 3, 2016 11:52am CST
Some huge brush fires were burning up big patches of Central Washington yesterday. My mom, @poetnw, and my dad were evacuated by the sheriff. They got themselves, one cat, and their two dogs out. I got a call last night as they sheltered in a motel. I sincerely hope everything comes out all right - I know there have been structures destroyed and as of yesterday, the fire was somewhat contained but already 270 square miles had been affected by it. I wish the best for them. There's a good probability their property is fine but here's hoping so, and I hope the two cats who ran away rather than letting themselves be rescued are okay too.
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@Jessicalynnt (48190)
• Centralia, Missouri
3 Aug 16
I hope so as well, Makes me think that I need to redo the go back, and get some more leashes. We need go backs, in both vehicles, along with basic mooch supplies, and a go bag in the house with the same
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@Rohvannyn (3137)
• United States
4 Aug 16
That is a really good idea. I've been glad for the emergency supplies I've had this year, that's for sure. Disasters like this help me refine what exactly I need to have on hand.
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@sallypup (20596)
• Moses Lake, Washington
4 Aug 16
@Jessicalynnt My hubby has been busy making a little pack for the office- gathering 3 days of meds etc.
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@Rohvannyn (3137)
• United States
4 Aug 16
@sallypup Oh, I'm so glad to hear that.
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@epiffanie (8344)
• Australia
4 Aug 16
I hope all is well over there and your parents' home is safe to go back to ..
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@Rohvannyn (3137)
• United States
4 Aug 16
It looks like it's likely their house was spared, judging by the news, but I'm still waiting to hear back from them today.
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@sallypup (20596)
• Moses Lake, Washington
4 Aug 16
@Rohvannyn I did not know when to call you. I hope my not calling you did not give you an ulcer.
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@RasmaSandra (12367)
• Riga, Latvia
3 Aug 16
I will put in a prayer for your parents and for all others in that area @Rohvannyn
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@Rohvannyn (3137)
• United States
4 Aug 16
Thank you for your thoughtfulness.
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@shshiju (9187)
• Cochin, India
4 Aug 16
That's really a vast area destruction. Fire fighters have done a good job. What is the reason for the fire.
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@Rohvannyn (3137)
• United States
5 Aug 16
We still don't know and the news isn't being very helpful. The area was dry so it could be anything.
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@sallypup (20596)
• Moses Lake, Washington
5 Aug 16
@Rohvannyn Supposedly it started in somebody's yard. Somebody was stupid enough to start a garbage fire when its so dry and gusting windy? Thank you for your concern @shshiju.
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@shshiju (9187)
• Cochin, India
5 Aug 16
@sallypup When the surroundings was dry , there is big chance for it. constant patrolling by the forest officials is helpful to control it.
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@paigea (21009)
• Canada
3 Aug 16
How awful to be that close to the fire. Hoping for the best
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@Rohvannyn (3137)
• United States
4 Aug 16
Oh, definitely! Me too.
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@sallypup (20596)
• Moses Lake, Washington
4 Aug 16
@paigea It was like being in a car wreck. I looked up the hill and thought huh. Looks weird over there. Then slowly, getting redder. My brain started to speed up. I went to the shed and got a cat carrier and tried to think what I should get out and got the dogs collared and leashed and then the deputy at the door. Everything so slow yet so fast. A matter of minutes and I had to move it.
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@paigea (21009)
• Canada
4 Aug 16
@sallypup I can really only imagine. Take care.
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@sallypup (20596)
• Moses Lake, Washington
4 Aug 16
@Rohvannyn Everything is fine. I got out and harvested some tomatoes tonight! Thank you for this sweet post. Sure was good to hear you last night.
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@Rohvannyn (3137)
• United States
4 Aug 16
Yay! Tomatoes!
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@sallypup (20596)
• Moses Lake, Washington
4 Aug 16
@Rohvannyn Slicer tomatoes. We have enough that I am going to bag a few cherry sized maters for this winter.
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