Friday, May 23, 2008
We awoke around 3:00 a.m. to the smell of smoke that had permeated our household. During the night the winds died down and the marine layer came ashore causing the smoke to change directions and swirl back around in our direction. The fierce winds had been blowing from the NNW so yesterday we were spared any of the smoke or ash fall out (and also the fire coming our way). But this morning is very gloomy looking and thick with smoke.
We are very thankful the fire didn't come closer to us and also for the brave firefighters who are battling this blaze. They have done an amazing job! I couldn't imagine having that job.
The fire isn't out but is now 20% contained and the weather is cooperating better so I have faith.
I should add that this is only the beginning of fire season and it's very early to have had a fire. July maybe, but not May!