The King Fire

The King Fire that was near my last camp out at Loon Lake is now 43% contained and has covered over 95,000 acres.   8,000 firefighters were utilized, the largest number on a wildfire.   Colfax and Auburn and Grass Valley was experiencing much smoke and ash in the air up until it rained on 9/25.  Here is a map showing the status of the fire.  Note Loon Lake off to the east of the fire near the top.  Click the + button to blow up the map, then pan over to the left and you can see how close Colfax is.  In fact if you click the [ ] box at the right corner of the map, it will blow up to full screen size.

And check out this a timelapse movie of the sunset on Wednesday nite with this huge pyrocumulus cloud formation.

King Fire Pyrocumulus Sunset from Brandon Manning on Vimeo.

Author: Geoff

Quick rundown: Grew up in Lombard, Illinois, went to Arizona State University, worked as a CPA with Arthur Andersen & Co, then Laventhal and Horwath, then Rolling Stones, then Heron International, then Goodby Berlin and Silverstein in San Francisco. Moved to the foothills in 1990 and traded futures and designed websites. Married to Kate Stewart, now living in Colfax, CA. We have six grandchildren. I enjoy camping in our RV, hiking, kayaking, fishing, droning and cross country skiing Also conga drumming, photography and dogs.

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