The Day Fire is now advancing slowly but surely towards our home in Upper Ojai on two fronts.
From the north, over the Topa Topas (6600 feet high) and from the east, up Santa Paula canyon. The eastern firefront is much more likely to cause us harm, because it’s more likely to be driven by Santa Ana winds. The fire began three weeks ago, and we’ve been threatened now for two weeks. This takes a toll emotionally; frankly, we’re all sick of it. Again area residents have been advised to evacuate, although few have, because the slow-moving fire isn’t likely to kill, and because literally thousands of firefighters, with engines, hand-crews, and air support have moved in and occupied the area. Here’s a picture of what it looked like yesterday evening, courtesy of the Ventura County Fire Department. It looks less threatening now.