The smoke is still heavy but was thin enough this morning that some water planes could be sent to fight the fire. A few of them went directly over the house I'm staying in, which is a couple of miles south of the Chico airport. These are large, twin-engined prop planes, and their passage rattles the windows. I've seen video of them scooping water from lakes and they are quite impressive. I hope they got a lot of use today. The fire is still burning its way east and north toward some small settlements. Those towns farther out were lucky to get so much warning time. Having experience of waking up to find part of your neighborhood already in flames is something you don't want to happen.
It's unlikely I'll be able to get anything done tomorrow. I haven't really gotten much done any of the last ten days, except not get my sorry ass burned, and I got that done on the first day. I keep wondering when I'll quit being so scattered and lethargic.