A wildfire broke out yesterday around 4pm near Forest Service Road 6200. Several homes to the east of us were evacuated last night as multiple agencies, including our local volunteer fire department, continued to battle the blaze. Visit our local fire district for up to date alerts: https://www.facebook.com/firedistrict7
Gold Bar Wildfire
View of the smoke plume at about 4:45 pm May 13th as I was driving home.
I've never seen such a red sunset. All the smoke rose from the east and rushed at high altitude to the west until it cooled off and formed high altitude cirrus clouds that began to drift back east. Weird.
The smoke got thick and you couldn't even see the sun anymore, just the glow
View from our house of the smoke rising from the SE over the river and rushing to the west
View to the southwest as the westbound smoke rises, cools, and turns into cirrus clouds that begin to drift northeast.
We could hear the helicopters going back and forth from the river to the fire about 5 miles upriver to the east. While they were dumping water we began to see breaks in the smoke plume but the fire continued to burn.
Sorry for the picture quality, night shots are hard! The orange splotch is the moon in the southwestern sky, which was a brighter and darker orange than I have ever seen because of all of the smoke particulates in the air. The white splotches are the low voltage lighting in our yard. The sky was also glowing to the southeast, but it was mostly blocked from view by Mt. Haystack and it was too low intensity to capture with our camera.
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