Noon – Last anticipated update – they are calling this puppy contained. I got the following email from a source with FHL at 11:15 this am:
“Hey Kate…..the stoney fire got into the back drop off of redman an has burned over pizza hill…..they’ve got 4 dozers working it….from the burn side on nac-ferg an are opening old breaks from the kirk fire over to del venture….sounds like maybe gonna burn off from the break once they punch it in…..they said nac-ferg is still open [ed. note – The “official” word is that it is still closed, probably due to possible burn-out operation]….they also have engs from Monterey cnty helping out too…..SLO county hasn’t sent anything yet…also paso air attack has a 4 eng. job there now with 74 an 75….looked like a DC-6….probably forest service.
9:00 – Stoney Fire is reported at 5,000 acres according to WildCAD. Cal Fire reports the acreage at 4,800 with 50% containment.
8:00 – I am postponing Foto Friday until 5:00 pm, so that I can bring myself and my readers up-to-date on the fire at FHL. I had to will myself to sleep with the smell of smoke clogging my nostrils. It is amazing the memories triggered by smell – my mother’s perfume, a baby’s powder … The smell of smoke.