I've been following this on the news, Washington (specifically Tacoma and Seattle) are my former stomping grounds, and I hear ya. The fact that three firefighters died (one was only 20) is just heartbreaking. I think the fourth one is in critical condition at Harborview with burns over 60% of his body... I don't even know what to say.Edit: As of today 8/21/15, the fires have tripled in size overnight. It's an "unprecedented cataclysm" according to the governor, who also put out a call for any citizen to join the fight on the fire lines. That's never happened before here in Washington.
Another windy day is with high temperatures is in the forecast today making the firefighting effort, futile. Mandatory evacuations is the order of the day.
3 firefighters were killed when they had an accident trying to get away from a firestorm but they were engulfed by the flames, instantly killing them. A survivor fights for his life in hospital in Seattle.
I'm not the type of guy that gets all emotional but as I write this simple comment on an internet forum far away the thought of what damage these fires are doing to my 'home' right now have me welling up...
Good thoughts and good vibes to you all up there, hopefully nobody else will die.