The helicopters started at dawn this morning and with the wind cooperating the fire has died down substantially by 11:00 am.
The helicopters flying up from the water point increase anxiety. But we were never in any real danger.
This is the last puff of smoke visible to us. Fires in these hills are only really a danger when the winds are blowing hard.
Yes all of the pictures in the set were taken from my backyard facing East with an Olympus Stylus Camera.