When living in the forest, fires are always a concern. Yesterday a small fire started about 4.1 km (2.5 miles) from us and has now grown to 35 hectares (86 acres). We had a bit of smoke last night but so far the wind has been blowing away from us. It is all a bit disconcerting to say the least.
Taken from across the Inlet. Our house is just outside the left frame of the photo, 4.1 km from the fire as the crow flies.
Most of the fire is over the visible ridge
Taken from our side of the Inlet at The Shores.
Carlson Point to the right and is now on evacuation notice
A helicopter dropping buckets of water from a nearby lake on the fire
From Heritage Road in The Shores. The brown patch near the fire is fire retardant dropped by bombers earlier.
A little too close for comfort
The smoke filled Inlet