On Monday afternoon while flying back from Columbia (pictures), we noticed what looked like some dark clouds over the Diablo range. But as we started to cross the valley and go closer, it became clear that we were looking at a pretty good sized fire.
And, worse yet, I realized that if we wanted to fly straight back to Reid Hillview airport, we'd have to go through a lot of thick smoke.
So we diverted a bit to the north, flying over Tracy and Livermore before heading to San Jose. Along the way, we got a pretty good view of the fire and snapped the pictures you see here.
We were impressed by how close the fire is to to the Lick Observatory. They're probably not getting a very good view of the sky with this going on.
As of today, the fire in Henry Coe State Park is still burning rapidly and over 1,200 fire fighters are working to contain it.
Posted by jzawodn at September 05, 2007 12:45 PM
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