As of this morning, the Glenrosa fire has expanded to 300 hectares (just over a square mile) with 4500 homes, about 10,000 pepole evacuated. The Rose Valley fire is reported to be about 20 hectares. Approximately 1500 homes are currently on evacuation alert. There is a third fire, in the Fintry area that is nowhere near homes. There hasn't been much news concerning that fire, but we did hear that the Glenrosa and Rose Valley fires are the ones that are being concentrated on, simply because they're affecting homes.
The skies all around us are hazy with smoke this morning and there's a definite sm
oky tang to the air. Thankfully, the wind has died down today.
Edited to add: I've posted a picture in the footer of the blog (scroll down, wayyyyyy down). It's a panorama shot of the fire, as of about 6:30 last night. It will give you an idea of just how far the smoke was blowing down the lake.