I know, it's nothing compared to the fires in Australia last year, but my god, it certainly looks apocalyptic from our front window!
The clouds of smoke have a strangely mesmerizing attraction to them. They look stationary, but when you focus on any particular area you start to see that it is actually growing and boiling.
As night fell yesterday these images gave way to an erie reddish-orange glow punctuated by flares of what must have been at least 50 foot columns of flame as some patch of scrub or stand of dead trees ignited on the mountain side. The fact that we could see fire from our porch, two freeways away, gives you some idea of the size of this thing.
Here's hoping that the majesty and absolute horror of this particular demonic visitation ends soon.