|Unburnt, but for the Sunne
||[Jun. 14th, 2008|06:47 pm]
Apparently the place is not going to be entirely crisped by the fire, unless there is another unexpected shift in the weather pattern. That means that, instead of all the buildings being destroyed, the inhabitants will be killed by the sun, which looks to have gone nova. It's hot enough out to make the air feel as though the sun's gone nova, at least. People from some of the evacuated areas are being allowed back in (May we see your papers, please?) Much of the town is still under precaution, though, and could still be evacuated if the situation worsens. The fire is about 35% contained. |
About sixty houses are gone. They, along with vast amounts of brush and timber and an undetermined number of wildland critters, now darken the air of the central valley, and the lungs of its citizens. Even today, there is no smell of smoke in my neighborhood, though the sky is more generally hazy than it's been the last couple of days. Most of the smoke has gone west and south, though enough did go northeast to provide us with a very vivid orange sunset last night. Another such is about to take place. Our sunrise was nothing special, though in the valley they got the full benefit of the pollution, as can be seen in a few of the photos at this site.
The fire is expected to be extinguished by Monday. Then I can get back to normal, such as it is— until the next fire comes along.