I just drove over to the high school and was able to get a good look at the fire area in the foothills. There’s no more smoke blanketing the crest of the mountain and the area is grey and scorched now. It looks like a barbecue pit the day after 4th of July.
I did witness an awesome swoop by a helicopter that dropped a massive wall of water across the hillside. Wish I could’ve taken a photo but it was either drive the van (yes, my big white van) or get photos of the firefighting. I made the safer choice. But here’s a neat shot that a reporter at Noozhawk took…
(photo by Lara Cooper/Noozhawk)
To my untrained eye it looks out. But according to the Forest Service’s InciWeb website the fire is 40% contained. No estimate for a full containment has been made yet.
So keep your fingers still crossed.