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Living with Fire and Smoke

Oregon Burns

Wildfire (Modified by ArcheanWeb) — Original Credit: Photo by Marcus Kauffman on Unsplash

We are hunkered down on the outskirts of Portland’s metropolitan area, just west of the Willamette River. Facemasks (N95) hang near the garage door, ready for taking the dog out several times a day to pee. The virus is a secondary thought, and now keeping smoke out of our lungs is a day-long task. Each room in the house reveals a slight tinge of smoke in the air. South of us, and slightly east…

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