Smoke Gets In My Eyes
Nothing has hit the news yet.
4:20PM ETA: now the sky to the north east is completely dark. Around the fringes the smoke is brown instead of gray or white. Current temperature 99.7°F, 13% humidity, slight wind gusts at 13MPH. That's some fine fire weather.
ETA: It has a name - the Emerald Fire. How lovely.
ETA: Thanks to Robert for pointing out the incident report. The fire is a bit further east than I thought, in the Morton Peak area.
Wednesday AM ETA : Now there is a story in the Press-Enterprise with a map. They are estimating containment by Friday.
Here is a screen grab from GeoMAC with an arrow showing the direction of the photos and an "X" where Highway 38 is closed at Bryant.
ETA: It looks like they've figured out what stated the fire - sparks generated by illegal target shooting!
Tags:Emerald fire, Redlands, Mentone, Yucaipa