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NWC Praises Estacada Volunteers (all Heroes) along with various community members

Facebook post from Luke Youngberg and Dale Seale

Little update, we are not out of the woods yet, but….

I really want to give a shout out to our small crew who protected our town from the fire getting past Fall Creek/ north of 224 Wednesday night. First Doug Davidson/ owner Edgefield Homes/Aviation, with out you lending dad your water truck, then showing up at 2 am with you in another we would not of been able to stop the fire where we did. Thank you for getting to the blaze when it was climbing up 224 heading toward the mobile park that night.

Thank you Jeremiah and Bruce Platt for your using your water tankers and helping put the flames out all night in fall creek. Thank you Jeff Goodrich and Tom Youngberg for being out all night and all day Wednesday and Thursday, you helped protect a lot of places with the water trailer set up. Thank you Paul Miller, you were woken up in the middle of the night and showed up as fast as you could because we needed help.

The Mennonite community, you have been absolutely amazing, to fighting the fire by hand with little sprayers and shovels, to making sure everybody was fed all week, you’re hero’s. My dad George Youngberg, you pushed all day and night there , putting fires out on both sides of the river that day, we appreciate your hard work. I was also in a truck with a 1000 gal tank setup putting out fires with Marlon from CARS in Estacada.

Thank you Brooke and Ben Wheeler for being out and in the brush knocking down flames. Bryan Brown was up there with water support that night. There was a few more that night also thank you for all you did. If we would not of been there God only knows where that fire would of gotten to, as wind was ripping right towards all of The Garfield area, and heading towards Estacada on 224 where we put in work trying to stop it from coming over the highway the best we could.

We fought that fire just ourselves from 10pm all night until the first fire truck showed up, at 6:30am the next morning. We had no fire support that night from Clackamas. Please show these people support, and thank you to everybody who worked so hard on the other side of the river.

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