The wind shifted and now all the smoke is blowing north. Which is good for us but bad for Olancha and Lone Pine. Of course any wind at all is bad for the fire fighters.
An anonymous commenter to my last posting has a picture online of the Goldledge Fire shortly after it broke out. The commenter evacuated themselves out of the area when they saw the fire. Obviously some smart folks seeing as how the fire is now over 3000 acres and only 10% contained.