Poppie and I went out to watch the fire. It was billowing clouds of smoke into the air. The interstate had no parking signs every where but where we were on Southside road there were wall to wall cars parked watching the fire. There was a horse trailer with a man and a woman sitting in lawn chairs atop it watching the fire. Every one had a camera, I forgot mine but did have my phone. I managed to take some photos and video of the helicopters dumping water on the fire. A fireplane dumped the red fire retardant on as well, got video of it but no sure I can send it with out cutting the video down. I did get a couple of photos to share. The people on Southside road in some places were drinking and nearly dancing in the street, a regular party out there. We didn't stay long and finally came home to grill chicken.
This morning the fire is zero percent contained, and I have heard the sounds of helicopters and planes all morning. We are, thank the Lord, on the others side of the river but only a mile from the fire. I hope they get it out soon and no homes are lost. The house of the man that started it had a fire truck sitting by it all night to keep his home from burning.