Okay, so here’s a fairly recent picture of the size and location of the Hayman fire. Paul and I live right around the green “67″ sign. To give you an idea of the growth of this fire, yesterday, it was just coming around Cheesman lake, which is now smack dab in the middle of the fire.
However, I think that most of the explosive growth northward occurred yesterday. It doesn’t seem to have expanded much in our direction today, thankfully.
This map (warning: large) shows how the burn area from the Schoonover fire in May is retarding the advancement of the eastern wing of the fire. Of course, that old burn might just push the fire eastward, toward civilization. (That map comes from this page of perimeter maps.)
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