I was watching the briefing at a friend’s house Tuesday afternoon when the immediate evacuation of the northwest quadrant was announced. I stepped out a little while later and took this photo. The day turned to night under the black plume.
My friend and I finished evacuating our horses to her place late last night. I moved some photos and other stuff at the same time. My mother and her cat is with us now. Her place is far too close to the toxic smoke: just across the freeway. We are preparing to be evacuated, but as of right now, we are not under any pre-evacuation, voluntary evacuation, or mandatory evacuation orders. We are in the next neighborhood north of the Air Force Academy, which evacuated most of their personnel yesterday evening.