I talked with the fireman who have taken a precautionary position down the road with few large engines and about a dozen guys. They said there were air tanker drops of retardant earlier that slowed the fire coming this way. They're calling this the "Mountain Fire" and it's 10% contained with about 10K acres burned. The fire coming downhill is slow moving and the wind is working in our favor. The real problem is the dense dry pine trees in the higher elevations that have the town of Idyllwild and the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway on high alert.
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