But as far as I know the fire is still east of the river and a couple of miles north of the nearest buildings in town. The north winds expected last night never got very strong so the fire has moved only a little way south from where it was yesterday. That also means the smoke didn't dissipate as much as expected either. I opened the windows before midnight, as the outdoor air was then no fouler than the indoor air, but it got pretty thick again this morning so I had to close the place up again. Most likely the smell had gotten into everything in the house and will be with us for weeks after the fires are out. Should the house survive, maybe it would be a good idea to get the drapes and carpets cleaned, at least.
I do not recommend fire as a cleansing agent. It stinks.
Edit: The town is doing a pretty good job of keeping its website updated.