We have a fire burning in an area rather nearby us. It started on Labor Day and they have yet to get control over it. The winds have been taking the smoke mostly towards the L.A. basin. The local news has had lots of fun showing satellite pictures of the huge plume of smoke over a large part of the "southland" area. Yesterday the winds shifted and the smoke started coming back our direction. The kids played out under a blood red sun yesterday afternoon. The sky is full of what looks like dirty clouds but is actually smoke drifting over us. My sister just sent along this picture to me. Her husband works right in the area that this fire is burning.