The fire–they are calling it the Gap Fire–has increased considerably in size and is starting to freak me out. Amazing in this high tech era of instant communication how difficult it seems to be to get an up-to-the-minute report on the fire’s status.
The best written coverage I have found appears in our local Independent, a free paper subsisting on ads.
Below a picture taken about about 6 PM PT from our upstairs window. Flames faintly visible, approximately 3 miles away:
Below taken outside, as the sun starts to drop in the west:
The picture below as taken about 3 PM:
Our bad fire a few years ago was called the Witch Creek Fire I think….I looked it up one time and the creek was called Witch Creek because the early white settlers had seen a tribal woman who floated through the air….