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09/28/2017

Billy Oskay: Coffeeshop Conversations #118 Big Red Studio survives the Eagle Creek fire

By TOM D'ANTONI // It came within a few miles of the studio and his home. Here's the story.

Thanks for coming back to OMN’s Coffeeshop Conversations. As always, we’re at World Cup Coffee and Tea at NW 18th and Glisan in Portland.

We were all scared to some degree when the Columbia Gorge was set on fire. Some to a larger degree than others.

In the coffeeshop with me is Billy Oskay who lives in Corbett. His famed recording studio, Big Red Studio, as well as his home were within a few miles of the Eagle Creek fire.

Can you imagine what that must have been like? You don’t have to because Billy is here to let us know.

We know the end of the story. The courageous firefighters did their job, but so did the rain and winds.

What did he do when he got an evacuation warning?

How are things now?

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