|My first view of the fire.|
|The smoke was blowing directly at my location so my ridgetop view quickly became hazy.|
|Wind appeared to be the primary issue with this incident.|
|The fire was burning through grassland with some nearby oak woodland.|
|For a time I worried that it might squirt through between some vineyards and make it to my location driven by wind.|
|Ultimately, it appeared it was herded into a plowed field while the flanks were worked by tankers and mobile attacks by engines.|
All photos by Kim Patrick Noyes (all rights reserved).