A large forest fire in the Mill Creek Valley/Twin Pillars area of the Ochoco National Forest also troubled the first day or two of OSP 2000 with smokey conditions. The smoke columns from large fires can mimic thunderstorm clouds and can be most impressive!

Note: the above is a representative image from my collection, and not an actual shot of the Mill Creek fire.

See one of Oregon's largest-ever wildfires, 2003's "B and B Complex Fire"

 

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