‘Alaskan Bush People’: The Brown Family Holes Up in a Hotel After Wildfire Threatens Their Home

by Jeremy Spirogis
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The Brown household is secure after a wildfire broke out close to their house in Washington state. But the identical can’t be stated for the Alaskan Bush People household’s home, which can have been destroyed within the blaze. 

The fireplace broke out close to the Brown’s land on August 18, based on an Instagram replace. Bear Brown, one of many stars of the Discovery Channel sequence, referred to as the catastrophe was “devastating” and revealed that his household was staying in a lodge whereas they waited for the scenario to be introduced below management, In Touch Weekly reported. 

‘Alaskan Bush People’ stars escape the Palmer Fire 

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In an August 24 Instagram replace, members of the Brown household revealed {that a} fireplace had damaged out near their house in Okanogan County.

“The family is safe, but the fire is still raging,” the replace learn. In an accompanying video, the household thanked the primary responders who have been working to comprise the blaze.  

The Palmer Fire has burned greater than 17,000 acres and was 49% contained as of August 25. Evacuations have been ordered and at the least 30 constructions have burned, YakTriNews.com reported. 

Bear Brown says the household is in a lodge 

In a post on his non-public Instagram account, Bear revealed extra particulars about how the wildfire has affected his household. He stated that they had spent the previous few days in a lodge in Oroville, Wash. 

In an August 19 social media replace, Bear wrote that the household “suffered a devastating loss yesterday, a fire swept through our mountain, our home.” 

“The loss seems to be great! It’s still burning!” he added, based on the New York Daily News. 

Why the Browns moved to Washington 

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The Browns would possibly nonetheless star on a present title Alaskan Bush People, however they haven’t really lived in Alaska for a number of years. As seen in a 2018 episode of their sequence (which premiered in 2014), the household relocated to Washington state following mother Ami Brown’s most cancers prognosis. Their distant house was simply too far faraway from the medical care she wanted. 

“The doctors were quite emphatic that we couldn’t go back there, it was just too hard to get her to…to set up something she would need if something happened, and we also have to go in every three months now to get CAT scans and CT scans,” Billy Brown informed Monsters and Critics in 2018. “It’s just too risky now.”

The household purchased near 500 acres of land in rural Washington state. It provided the area and privateness they craved whereas additionally making it simpler for Ami to journey to Los Angeles for her most cancers remedies. 

“Where we are now is really cool, it’s a really nice piece of land, it’s very majestic,” Gabe Brown stated to Monsters and Critics. “I don’t know, I think it might be a blessing in disguise.”

Alaskan Bush People airs Sundays at 8/7c on Discovery Channel.

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