Pics, fire updates & disappointments
Sunday, July 08, 2012
The Ash Creek fire is all but out. It consumed 250,000 acres, many buildings and animals. No lives were lost.
On Tuesday another fire started on a neighboring ranch to us. It burned lots of our neighbor's lands but none of their buildings. No idea on if/how many animals were lost. It burned over 60,000 acres and is almost out as well.
I do have to say I am VERY disappointed with the national news and national government.
--There wasn't a single blip on the national news (any of them) about these fire, the destruction it caused, or the people fighting it. Nothing. Why? Because Southeast Montana doesn't matter. These fires burned mostly rez land and ranches. People don't realize this is the same as burning somebody's office building except they can't just pick up and move to another rented office. It is their life.
--There was also no support from the national government. I am glad President Obama flew over Colorado when they had their fires, but what about the rural population? Minot, ND flooded last year - a HUGE flood that ruined almost half the town. No response. These fires made the biggest fire in Montana history since 1910 and no response. We may only be 2-3 electoral votes in MT, WY, ND & SD, but we are part of the country, too.
Thank you for everyone for their support on here about these fires. Here are some more pictures...