|Thankfully, there was no wind and the fire was contained to the log deck only. There was no loss of life, mill
equipment or buildings. The mill sits down about 20' below the highway in a bit of a saddle. The logs in the picture
that are above the highway heighth had been previously 'high-decked' to some 20 feet above the level of the highway.
|To get this closeup shot, I had inched my way down off my 30 foot hill perch. The only thing that separated me from the
fire was the two lane highway. And, the fire was so intense that I could only stay in that spot for about five minutes before
it was too hot on my face that I had to climb back to the top.
|A blurry, blazing inferno
|Still burning on Sunday, July 6th - Click here