Over the weekend we had an enormous fire in our area, burning 215,000 acres in a 24 hour period! I believe the acreage total is up over 300,000 now but the fire in our area is done.... since it ran out of anything to burn.
I woke up at 5 am on Sunday morning and was opening some windows to let fresh air in when I noticed the whole horizon to the west was glowing red. Our town has a mighty river, the Snake between it and a high desert plateau which was currently on fire.
My husband and I jumped in the car and drove up top of our valley to see what we could see. To the south of us, the fire was so big that even though it was miles away we could see flames leaping. It was pitch dark so I couldn't
really get any good photos there.
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