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