Winds will pick up tonight, and they are building an emergency firebreak along the eastern edge of town, just as a precaution. I will be hearing bulldozers all night. The water bombers have been able to resume flights though, as the low-level smoke has sufficiently cleared to allow the fliers to actually see the fire itself from the air— and to see the ground, of course, and thus to not run into any mountains. Control date for the fires is still set at July 9th. If I could leave here I'd pack up and go to San Francisco for the next two weeks.
At least we might be able to open the windows tonight, if the smoke continues to dissipate. What with the accumulated odor from the burning, and the air conditioner going, the house smells like a stale smoked ham in a dirty refrigerator. I'll be so glad when this is over.