I snapped a quick picture of the what the news is calling the Station Fire, yesterday at Sunset.
This was shot from near Disneyland, so I am at least 40 miles away from the smoke. To give you an idea of scale, the clouds are in front and above our local mountains, which top out at about 5,000 feet. The smoke extends at least another 5,000 feet. I’ve even heard it described on the local news as 15,000 feet high and three to four miles wide. After seeing the smoke at various times this weekend, I’m inclined to think they are underselling the size.
We’ve had 5 days of 100 degree low humidity days. It really is a wonder the whole state is not burning. It certainly feels like we are living in a blast furnace.