So, this is what smoke from a wild fire looks like

@DocAndersen (45739)
United States
July 22, 2021 7:58am CST
but, remember, I am actually nearly 4500 miles away from Oregon, Washington, and the other states where the fire is burning. THis is the morning sun, clear blue hazy sky yesterday! The rain yesterday knocked most of the remaining ash out of the air, but it will return until the fires are out.
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@LadyDuck (347570)
• Switzerland
22 Jul
I remember the ashes on our bed when there was a serious fire in the French Riviera, just on the hills behind Monte Carlo. It was hard to breath and that night I decided to go to sleep on a long chair on the beach.
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@DocAndersen (45739)
• United States
22 Jul
it is always amazing what fires, volcanos and things like that can do!
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@marlina (128146)
• Canada
22 Jul
smart move Anna!
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@LadyDuck (347570)
• Switzerland
23 Jul
@DocAndersen The roads leading out of the Principality were all blocked by the fire, I thought that being near water was the best.
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@FourWalls (34534)
• United States
22 Jul
You know how the street lights have that weird “look” to them when there’s mist or fog? That’s what I saw last night on the way home. At least we don’t have the ash like we did with Mount St. Helen!
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@DocAndersen (45739)
• United States
22 Jul
that is very true, it is just amazing to me how big those fires are though.
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@marlina (128146)
• Canada
22 Jul
I still remember Mount St. Helen disaster. I called it then "The Summer Of Discontent"
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@DocAndersen (45739)
• United States
22 Jul
@marlina i was there about a year after the eruption, and then about five years after. it was still bad five years after
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@111Cankovic (6130)
• Serbia
22 Jul
It is good that you are far from the source of forest fires. But the wind can blow smoke and ashes from incredible distances. About ten years ago it seems to me that airports in Ireland were closed due to volcanic ash. Are these forest fires due to the great heat or is the man to blame again?
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@DocAndersen (45739)
• United States
22 Jul
dadly they are due to climate change, they are burning down the Western US
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• Serbia
22 Jul
@DocAndersen Irresponsibly, the damage to the forests that are burning is the lungs of humanity, and there may be a loss of human lives.
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@DocAndersen (45739)
• United States
22 Jul
@111Cankovic it is very bad
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@JudyEv (249657)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Jul
Oh wow, that is a long way for the smoke to affect your atmosphere.
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@DocAndersen (45739)
• United States
25 Jul
there is a lot of smoke out west. its clearer now, but we will likely get more if the fires keep burning
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@JudyEv (249657)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Jul
@DocAndersen Wildfires seem so much more intense nowadays.
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@DocAndersen (45739)
• United States
25 Jul
@JudyEv They really do, kind of scary in the end. the one you've had recently, and last year seemed really bad.
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@CarolDM (145341)
• United States
26 Jul
Wow this is amazing to see when you are so far away from the fires. Such horrific fires.
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@DocAndersen (45739)
• United States
26 Jul
it really is kinda scary
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@CarolDM (145341)
• United States
26 Jul
@DocAndersen Tragic for so many who have lost it all.
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@DocAndersen (45739)
• United States
27 Jul
@CarolDM it is so tragic. i feel bad for all of them.
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@DianneN (232011)
• United States
22 Jul
I saw the sunset last night. Bright orange. I hope these fires end soon.
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@DocAndersen (45739)
• United States
22 Jul
so do I!!! it is really bad
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@DianneN (232011)
• United States
22 Jul
@DocAndersen It’s awful and my son and his girlfriend have a trip planned in August to Oregon and Washington.
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@DocAndersen (45739)
• United States
22 Jul
@DianneN oh it has to be over by then.
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• India
22 Jul
Yes rain will help and hopefully all that fire can be extinguished quickly
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@DocAndersen (45739)
• United States
22 Jul
sadly it is 4600 miles away but I am hoping they get it under control...
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• India
22 Jul
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@LindaOHio (71057)
• United States
23 Jul
I keep praying that the temps will go down and that these states get some rain; but so far...nothing.
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@DocAndersen (45739)
• United States
23 Jul
eventually they will get rain again, right now the jet stream is changed a little because of the fires so the weather pattern is off.
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@RasmaSandra (44366)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
22 Jul
That is an awesome photo, Sure hope they get to put out those fires soon,
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@DocAndersen (45739)
• United States
23 Jul
so do I, hopefully at the very least they put them out!
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@janethwayne (5204)
• Philippines
22 Jul
It is hard if we have that kind of problem cause it affects many.
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@DocAndersen (45739)
• United States
22 Jul
that is so true - it impacts many people!
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@innertalks (13253)
• Australia
22 Jul
We call them bushfires here, and we get them, every year in increasing fierceness every year here too, in our Summer, here too, in Australia. The devastation to our wildlife is terrible too.
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@DocAndersen (45739)
• United States
23 Jul
yes brush or wild fires here as well. they have been really bad in the Western US for the past 3 years.
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@innertalks (13253)
• Australia
24 Jul
@DocAndersen They have been getting progressively worse here too, year after year, and starting earlier in the season too. Sometimes, the fires start before summer even starts, in the end of Spring.
@DocAndersen (45739)
• United States
24 Jul
@innertalks yes the last one you folks had was horrific. time to do something about Climate Change.
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