Monday, 22 October 2007

We first smelled smoke yesterday arvo, about 2pm, and from then on the skies have been filled with ash and smoke. There are five eight big fires north and east of the whole county, with incredibly high Santa Ana winds blowing everything into a frenzy.
Pics are from the windows upstairs, looking north and north-west. The sky is like chocolate milk.
I can't imagine what the firefighters are going through - it's scary enough sitting indoors with the doors and windows tight. It's like sitting in a cyclone, except the wind is hot and dry, in powerful gusts that bend trees make the house wheeze and groan.
Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated from areas east of here, and there's a big fire out near the San Diego Zoo's Wild Animal Park.


Felicia said...

I'm sending positive thoughts you way!

Jennifer said...

Lesley -- I came by here to see how you were doing and I am relieved that at least you are still at home and staying safe. My best thoughts, wishes, and prayers are with you and your family -- take care.