Third year in a row we've had one that is pushing 2 miles from the house. This one ran almost 6 miles today, and is just above the west end of town now with little-no actual containment last I heard. Using the mark-1 eyeball it appears to have dramatically slowed its advance around dusk when the wind died down and quit moving at the miles/hour rate anyway! They have what seems to be every firefighter in the territory rotating through the command center about two blocks from my house. Glad to see them here, but sure wish they didn't have to be.
Luckily so far none of the fires have gotten into town and the firefighters around here do a really fantastic job of protecting structures. Some of the other fires in WA and OR have burnt hundreds of homes, feel really bad for all those folks! Its been a bad year for the whole situation in this part of the country.
A year off from this whole thing sure would have been nice!
(picture borrowed from facebook).