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Old 01-31-2007, 10:43 AM
Location: Oregon Coast
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What was ALL that smoke from yesterday along the South Coast in the North Bend/Coos Bay areas? We were out of the area in the morning and spotted it North from Florence and had others call and ask from Coquille. I'm thinking it was just another forest cleanup burn since I didn't hear it mentioned on the tv or newspaper. We actually had white ash dropping from the sky in our subdivision and I noticed the Coast Guard helicopters were watching from above. The air quality needs to be monitored and tested more over here. It's terrible. *choke-cough-choke*. (Keep this in mind if you are planning to move to the Coast and have lung or breathing problems).
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Old 02-01-2007, 11:07 AM
Location: Escondido, CA
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We were in Grants Pass just yesterday and people are using their fireplaces so there was some smoke in the air. By afternoon, the air was clear. We did see some selective burning of trash in our travels. I think it is normal this time of year as Oregonians tend to burn a lot of wood in winter.

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Old 02-01-2007, 02:19 PM
Location: coos bay oregon
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sorry bout that all, Hubby was cooking on the bbq.

Hummm, you know, I didnt really notice anything besides my not so bright neighbors burning a bunch of plastic in their fireplace. We smelled it first, then saw all this black nasty smoke settling down all around the house (then ours) so went over there in fear of what we might find. They answer the door and are baffeled at why we are concerned.....it was just their old pop bottles, bubble wrap, and a box of old tupperwear that they didnt want anymore. Few other odds and ends. They didnt want to pay the extra 2.00 for an extra garbage can out on pickup day. sigh. Hubby spent many years as a V. fireman, so he gave them the lecture/education on why not to burn plastic, especially in bulk. Hopefully that wont happen again! lol
But I dont think thats what you saw....humm....did you call the FD? They should be able to tell you.
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Old 02-01-2007, 03:01 PM
Location: Oregon Coast
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I read in the newspaper that they were doing slash brning above the bay. I suppose winter is the best time for that.They had a picture of the sunset turning red which was caused by the smoke. I was out that day but didn't notice the smoke.
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