Monday a fire started on Highway 50 in Kyburz. I just heard they are saying it is now 80 percent contained.
I was in Cool, California which is on a ridge above the American River across from Auburn on Monday afternoon. I hadn't heard about the fire. As I started home I could see the mountains and heavy smoke. It was hard to tell where the fire was. My guess was Pleasant Valley. I finally heard the particulars at 4:00 pm when the local (Sacramento) news came on.
The old postcard above shows the American River near Kyburz.
Students and counselors were evacuated from the Sugarloaf Camp above Kyburz. I am glad all are safe.
Sugarloaf Camp is named after this rock formation shown in this postcard above. Someone couldn't spell too well (shugar). I always get a little kick out of spelling errors preserved forever.
I hope the fire can be put out soon. I love our mountains and they have seen too many fires in that area.