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'Alaskan Bush People' Brown Family Gives Update After Wildfire Destroys Home

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By Gary Trock

The stars of Discovery's "Alaskan Bush People" were forced to flee their home in rural Washington after a wildfire broke out and engulfed the property. The reality star children of the Brown family took to Instagram on Sunday evening to update fans on the status of the Palmer Fire, which is currently burning in Okanogan County, Washington.

In a video message, Noah, Rhain Alicia, Rainy, Birdie and Bear Brown let everyone know what was going on and also raising awareness on where to donate to those in need during the tragic fire.

We Are Safe

"On August 18, a wildfire broke out near the Brown family’s land. The family is safe, but the fire is still raging," a message from Discovery read.

"There's been a massive wildfire on Palmer Mountain," Noah began explaining in the video posted to Instagram.

"Everybody made it out completely safe ... we are all totally good!" Bear added."

Birdie Brown thanked the firefighters and firs responders who are "working hard" to put out the fire, and Rainy asked that those who are able to reach out and help please do so.

The IG post also directed fans where to give donations:

"To learn how you can help those fighting wildfire devastation, visit the American Red Cross at or call 1-800-RED-CROSS

Devastating Loss

Bear initially broke the news to fans that the family home had been caught up in the fast moving wildfire in Washington.

"We suffered a devastating lost [sic] yesterday, a fire swept through our mountain, our home! The lost [sic] seems to be great! It’s still burning! I’ll keep everyone posted! God bless!" the reality star informed people via social media earlier in the week.

Bear later showed a photo of what appeared to be Palmer Mountain completely charred. The extent of the damage to the Brown's homestead is currently unclear, but it doesn't sound good.

Surveying The Damage


The Palmer Fire began Tuesday and quickly spread throughout the surrounding areas, covering over 11,000 acres. The Brown family is one of hundreds of families who have been displaced by the fire, with multiple structures burning to the ground.

While firefighters continue to battle the remaining blazes, which now appear to be under control, evacuation orders are in place and residents have sought out safe shelter. The Palmer Fire is one of many wildfires currently ravaging across the U.S. after devastating wildfires also erupted across Southern California.

It's unclear how the fire in Washington will impact the production schedule for "Alaskan Bush People," as the new season just kicked off on Discovery.

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