The mountain is now at the mercy of the winds until morning. Pilots can’t fight the fires at night, which means no more retardant until morning. My parents just got permission to move the horses from their barn and take them to another location. Let’s hope this fourth of July doesn’t turn out to be a disastrous one for my parents or any of the other Alpine families that are in danger of losing their homes tonight.

If you enlarge the image, you can see yet another clear night with starry skies above.

Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing

PS. You can view more photos of this fire by visiting my personal Facebook page (different than my SDL page) where I’ve posted them all and made them public.