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FLETCHER  FIRE
Lakeview, Oregon
2007

The Fletcher Fire exhibited extreme fire behavior between 3:27 and 4:10 PM on July 16, 2007, a period of 43 minutes! Thanks to Kellie Carlsen, ODF, and Don Smith, Retired ODF Unit Forester for capturing these images and sharing them. Kellie reported that the IMT Fire Behavior Analyst and Meteorologist estimated the winds to be Category 2 on the Fujita Scale, based on the evidence on the ground. That would be a "Significant Tornado" with wind speeds from 113 - 157 mph.
The fire behavior description page has a link to a short 40 sec video of the damage.
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