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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.

4 Comments Post a comment
  1. Sister Mary #

    Holy CRAP.. That’s close!! Maybe you want to clear out before Sunday. Scary.
    Sister Mary

    July 18, 2022
  2. Nj #

    Hopefully it’s a controlled fire. Stay safe.,

    July 18, 2022
  3. Tom #

    We live in Sonoma county wand some days it like being on the set of the TV show MASH with helo overhead.

    July 19, 2022
  4. Jan #

    It was very scary and very amazing to watch all the air resources and hear of all the CALFIRE ground crews working to stop the fire. Forward progress was stopped in 5 hours. We have clear skies and minimal smoke now two day later.

    July 20, 2022

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