This was the view from just past Secesh Summit headed in on Friday.
It is burning on the back side of the river to the south end of Secesh River Subdivision.
The helicopters were dipping water from the Heliponds in the Echo Mine area.
The Sky Crane and Columbia's Chinook were working the north end of the fire.
The fires kicked up early on Friday so we thought they weren't going to let us in. Our patience and good manners must have paid off. We were escorted in through the fires blazing on Cemetary Hill.
Things had flared up from what had started on Thursday with the winds.
There were times when we could barely make out our escorts flashing tail lights.
The Hot Shots were working to put out spot fires between the cabins.
The meadow behind the Stage Stop is completely burned out.
The area at the southwest end of the subdivisions that burned on Sunday was still smoldering.
Things were flaring up in there too.
Lois came in and made quite a few water drops.
The sprinklers were all running when we got there.
We turned ours on too and hosed down some hot spots from Sunday.
It was pretty smoky at times. The best pictures of the smoke show nothing but smoke.
Things finally quieted down as the sun was going down.
We were escorted out again Friday night.
There were still fires burning behind the meadow, on the east side and on Cemetary Hill.
Send me your pictures if you have some to share. Becky@secesh.net