This is today's sunrise ........... I am getting the smoke from the Aspen Fire, a forest fire about 50 miles northeast of here, in the Sierras between Yosemite and Kings Canyon National Parks. Current stats are it is at 14,000 acres and growing. The tab for fighting this fire is running at a Million Dollars a Day. The good thing is it is not in a area with much population, mostly very steep heavy wooded terrain. But we have a lot of firefighters on the ground and in the air in harms way. This fire was one of several started by lightning and has been burning for 9 or 10 days now.
I can't even see the mountains beyond these.
And what is worse, we won't get any significant rain until maybe October if we are lucky.
If you have rain and are tired of it, move to California and suffer with us.
This summer there have also been several large wildfires in both Riverside and San Diego County as well as other smaller wildfires around the state.