Matt Brown and Bear Brown of the Alaskan Bush People are giving fans updates on the fire that is causing havoc near their family homes in Loomis. The entire state of California is burning due to the drought, but it looks like the brothers will be fine. Bear shared photos last night of the sky glowing pink and orange amidst the flames. He captioned the photos by writing, “Got a fire very close to Loomis.”
This was the first post that seemed to confirm that Matt Brown and Bear Brown lived in the same town. Matt also took to his Instagram to share a video of himself. The Browns’ oldest is currently working at an orchard in Placer County.
In typical fashion, Matt greeted his followers in his cheerful voice, telling everyone that the fire was much closer to his house and just over a nearby mountain. In the background, followers could hear fir trees burning. According to Matt, the embers were “pretty close,” saying that if he wasn’t mistaken, “the wind was blowing the other way.”
The former Alaskan Bush People star revealed that he didn’t get too much information, but did see a map of the fire when he went into town to the Loomis Quick Stop.
Matt Brown went on to say that firefighters had been dumping water on the fire all day, sharing, “They’ve been filling up the planes right out here on the lake.” According to the farmer, there was a piece of paper that said the fire was 55 percent contained.
Alaskan Bush People: The Fire Has Caused Severe Damage
According to local Sacramento news station CBS, the fire has been burning since Aug. 4 and has caused mass evacuations. The fire has already burned 2,600 acres, but now appears to have been contained. The cause of the fire is still unknown, but Matt Brown took to his Instagram to share that it had started raining at the farm and he hoped the fires would start to be pushed back onto the already burned land.
The Alaskan Bush People star shared that he hoped the fire would be completely under control by the weekend and that he would continue to keep fans updated. While keeping an eye on the flames, Matt also shared an update on his tractor, saying it will soon be ready for harvest season.