On July 13th, a devastating fire called The Moccasin Hill Fire broke out about 25 miles from my home. I know that I recently wrote an article about Protecting Your Home From Wildfires but considering the extreme fire hazards that we’re currently facing, I thought it wouldn’t hurt to tell you the story of Moccasin Hill.
At approximately 2:00 PM on Sunday July 13th, a fire was reported in a forested subdivision that was just a few miles north of the small town of Sprague River, Oregon. The fire made a quick run up to about 75 acres and within about an hour or so, it had grown to nearly 500 acres. By sundown, the flames had consumed roughly 1,000 acres and by sundown the next day, 2,535 acres had been destroyed.
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