Today was a good day...no big plumes of smoke over our heads. The smoke was still in the air, but not billowing black clouds. Many evacuated areas are being opened back up for people to return home.
I took this information from Facebook. It gives an idea of how much "firepower" it is taking to get the fires contained.
This is what was up in the air today: The 11,000 gallon DC-10 Air Tanker supported the firefighting resources again today. Total Aircraft resources on the fire include: 4 Single Engine Air tankers (SEATS), 4 Black Hawk Helicopters, 1 Type One Helitanker, one DC-10 Air Tanker, 1 Type Two Helicopter, and 1 Type Three Helicopter. And the California Interagency Incident Management Team 4 was deployed this morning.
It was a good day--maybe I'll unpack my car tomorrow!