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The 2016 Lava Mountain Fire started July 11 by lightning.

It spread fast & as of Aug. 1st is still raging.

Over 1,400 firefighters helped save WestView 

Check out the links & photos.  It's amazing WestView is sill standing. 

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Click - Firefighter photos

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WestView is above lower left of roof on ridge - 200' high flames

Click - Water Drop

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Fire Figher equipment.................

9 Helicopters

13 Water Tankers

22 Crews - over 1,400 firefighters

65 Engines

7 Dozers 

Over 14,000 acres burned to date

Cost to date - over $14,000,000 

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Click - Lava Mountain Fire

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from Corey - thanks
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From Corey
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Smoke & ash @ WestView for about 48 hours
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Click - Helicopter Water Drop

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Air attack - getting after it!
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from SnoSkater Web Cam @ Line Shack
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from Corey - thanks
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On the ridge near WestView & only a few hundred feet away

Click - burn video - WestView is @ -.14

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You can see the flames on the ridge @ WestView
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WestView burn area

Yes, we have damage 

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WestView is 2nd from left on top with bunkhouse
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Most all trees are burned
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July 25, 2015 - from Allen (renter) before they were evacuated 

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from Allen - thanks
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from Allen - thanks
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Thanks Allen

August 2, 2016 - Union Pass Road is now open

We have eyes & camera's on the mounain now & photos are starting to come in from Paul Soberg 

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On the ridge - WestView is near upper right

Click - Evacuation impact video

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Click - driving on road near Lava

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along Ridge - burned as far as you can see

Neighbors house - blew out windows (outside glass only)   
Scorched logs & deck
He got the worst damage 

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Bill's home received the most damage

Looking across ravine from 'J' Trail area toward WestView (on ridge on top right)

Burned as far as you can see.

Drove top Lava Mountain - burned all the way there. Mackenzie HIghland Ranch & Triangle C were almost lost. 

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along the ridge near WestView

Burn around Crooked Creek 

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around Crooked Creek
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around Crooked Creek
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around Crooked Creek
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ATV ride August 13, 2016
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On the ridge - thanks Chip

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WestView Bunkhouse
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Burned all around Chris's house
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Cow Camp on CD North between JC & E Trail
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CD near JC Trail
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