The Wahkiakum County Eagle - Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

Wildwood Fire response was outstanding


To the Eagle:

I want to send a big thank you to the people who protected my home when it was threatened by the Wildwood Fire. Imagine my surprise when arriving home on Friday after a trip to find an electronic sign advising caution and Department of Natural Resources trucks parked across from my home. Fortunately for me, there were two men from DNR checking on my home, and they told me what had taken place in my absence. Earlier, others had cleared my roof of fir needles and pulled back the bark dust in front of my home and around the shed. They had also wet down my structures. I’m sorry I didn’t make it easy on them, as I had not yet turned my outside water back on after the winter.

Seeing the burned areas above my home and knowing the fire came down to my retaining wall in several spots, I realize how fortunate I am. Thank you again to all those who fought this fire – local departments and DNR.

Ruth Kraxberger



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