We sadly have a dangerous fire burning in our community. We saw it early as we were driving my daughter to school.
The high school was open so I dropped my daughter off. It is still open as it sits out of the way though I am getting reports that school is closed on T.V. So I call the school and yes it is fine and they are out of the way and open but everyone is staying indoors due to ash.
I drove immediately to my in laws to make sure they were awake as they live right below where it was burning at the time. Here is a pic as I got out of my car.
They were okay and not under evacuation orders and wind was blowing it away so I headed back to my house. My other daughter's college classes were cancelled due to the fire moving in that direction. Here it is from my house when I got home.
Sadly, homes have been lost but this January. This doesn't happen here in winter. With no measurable rain for about a year and a half now we are in for a very scary summer season if Mother Nature does not move that jet stream and bring us some rain. Very scary.