9:30 pm – heard from someone who drove through Stoney Valley earlier this evening and said it was a slow burn that was putting out a LOT of smoke! Thanks for that clarification. As I expected.
8:30 pm – There is a smoky haze laying up over the fog layer on the coast, toward the north, coming in from the east. Clearly, this is smoke. There is also a smoke layer on the other side of the Santa Lucia Mountains.
I know about the control burn which FHL started about 10 am in Stoney Valley, and I know of the fast moving Bull Wildfire up in Kern County, in the Sequoia NF by Kernville and Riverkern. (That one really took off this afternoon, and is getting resources from all over the state.) As of 9:30 pm – 4500 acres and 6 homes have burned.
While Stoney Valley might explain our smoke, I doubt the Bull Fire does. If I hear of anything to explain what I am seeing, I will post later.