The “Lake Fire” took a turn for the worse yesterday, jumping in acreage (22k acres total now) and decreasing in containment (from 38% to 21%), sending up a massive new plume that we watched develop all afternoon from our home, over 30 miles away.
This photo is from last night. The mass of darkness in this photo is smoke…
As I type this, we’re hearing news that they’ve started evacuating the Rimrock area, and parts (maybe all?) of Pioneertown. We are concerned for our friends there… Very disheartening news, especially after this fire seemed to have been on its way to total containment just 48 hours ago.
More news: The Desert Sun