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Agua Fire is 2 miles away

7/23/22 Update: Agua Fire is now 100% contained.

7/22/22 Update: Agua Fire is now 89% contained.

7/21/22 Update: Agua Fire is now 70% contained.

The Agua fire as seen from Mt Bullion

This afternoon I heard planes flying overhead. At first I didn’t think anything of it because we’ve grown used to helicopters ferrying water to the nearby Washburn fire. But soon there were a couple of LARGE jets overhead – flying water tankers.

DC-10 Water Tanker – 9,400 gallons of water

Besides the airplanes, we could see dark smoke rising from behind the 2,800′ foothill southwest of our house. We could smell the fire too.

Needless to say, we were concerned. We speeded up packing for our upcoming RV trip which starts this Sunday.

As of 5:30 pm today the Agua fire is 343 acres and 10% contained.