I spoke a little while ago with another friend who lives out sort of near the bison ranch, though over a river and across a valley. The fire isn’t as near the ranch as it sounded last night, though I imagine the glow in the night sky was a bit daunting. The threatened area under evacuation notice is actually quite different from where it was reported to be on last night’s news.
That was a relief to hear. However, that is not to say that other areas, structures, livestock, and people are not in danger. Note to newcasters: if you’re going to scare us, please at least scare us accurately. With my bison supply safe, I think I’ll resume my practice of not watching the news.
I can see a substantial amount of smoke off to the southwest of where I am. I’ve heard bombers and helicopters making frequent runs in that general direction. Later this afternoon I hope to be able to get some photos to post. In the meantime, thank you sweet people for your kind wishes. Keep them handy; others will need them.