#RockyFire

So, it’s been nothing but fire, fire, fire for about a week now.

Scary, monstrous, enormous fire.

Smoke drifting in on the first day. July 29.

Smoke drifting in on the first day. July 29.

The command center for the Rocky Fire is about 3 blocks from my house. We’ve seen trucks from all over the state.

I figure with over 3,000 fire personnel within spitting distance, we’re probably safe enough.

Friday was insane, though.

It rained ash.

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Smoke on July 31st.

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Ashes falling on everything. It was pretty apocalyptic, honestly.

Things cleared out a bit by Sunday, but the smoke and pyrocumulus cloud formations (it’s been a week for vocabulary building) were still really nerve-wracking.

The things has alternated between looking volcanic and looking nuclear.

The things has alternated between looking volcanic and looking nuclear.

As of right now, it’s 68,300 acres and 20% contained. That’s enormous.

I am hoping that it doesn’t move up Walker Ridge, which is where our huge fires usually happen.

They’re estimating that it will be out in about five days.

But, we’ve had fires going up Walker that went on for months.

And those weren’t so close to town as this one is.

The road to my old neighborhood, no joke.

The road to my old neighborhood, no joke. (This is not my photo.

#rockyfire

To the Park!

The park is not really the baby’s favorite place.

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But she can be convinced.

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The boy requires no convincing.

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He’s just sad when we have to leave.

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