I’d move back and forth between the back yard and keeping an eye on the fire and coming in the house to pull pictures off the walls, get important papers together, old journals and a change of clothes in case we needed to leave the house. Within five minutes, one of the fires spread a half mile up the ridgeline of the hill less than a mile away. Fortunately, the wind shifted at the right time and started to move west instead of directly toward us.
Quickly moving west
View from my back yard
View from my front yard
The fire continued to burn into the night and the rest of this hill is now scorched black. All of the greenery below is part of a nature preserve. CalFires did an awesome job and made sure everyone was safe.
Fortunately, this fire is no longer a threat, but the month is young! We got an automated phone call from the school district last night notifying us that Trey's school would be closed today. I figured this must be what it's like to get notification that the school is having a snow day, but way less fun.