Last Sunday, Cary and I were at Taco Bell in La Pine and heard on the radio that there was a fast moving wildfire in the Three Sisters Wilderness Area. In the picture above, this is what it looked like from HWY 97 and Paulina Lake Road. At this point, it had only been reported two hours earlier.
We were headed up for an afternoon of fishing at Paulina Lake, so we took the opportunity to take some pictures at the Newberry Crater Viewpoint.
A minivan ahead of us turned in to the parking lot at the same time. As I got to visiting with the woman who got out, I learned that her name is Alice. Alice turned out to be the woman in La Pine who calls in the weather and temperatures to the Z21 News channel. Thanks, Alice!
As of yesterday, the fire had burned around 4300 acres, but has slowed down, thank goodness.
It was a beautiful day. I also took some pictures of the Cascade Mountain Range.
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