The fire is now 70% contained reported by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. It's burned almost 4,000 acres, 36 homes, and 18 outbuildings, costing over $9,000,000.00!
The (former) Mountain Art Guild was able to locate Hugo Zazzara I previously wrote about and donate some money to him. There are other families without homes and another artist who I heard lost the home she rented and her studio space. I'm sure when this is all over with more stories will come forth. Sad ones. Thank God for the brave firefighters!! They truly have done an amazing job.
Our home is safe but rather smoky again this morning. Not so bad that it's impossible to breathe though.
I'll be back in a few days with pictures of some of my recent wearable creations and news of a possible workshop at my studio in August.