The last few days have been unbelievable! On Friday I zipped into town and took shots of the helicopters dipping into the canal. The Lillooet Fire (now officially the McLean Fire) has grown to 600 hectares but has mostly climbed over the mountain and Lillooet seems to be out of danger at the moment.
Seton Lake is very smoky and I gather the fire flared up again last night.
It's the first time I've seen the fire up close. This picture was taken at the beginning of the bridge into town.
It's a wonder the pilots are able to see in all the smoke.
Last night we had over 8 hours of thunder & lightning, and then rain would pour down in buckets. I ended up taking video and extracting the pictures because it wasn't easy taking stills. Not the best quality pictures but they show what we saw until well after midnight. Earlier the sound of the thunder made you cover your ears but as the storm moved towards Lytton the thunder wasn't near as loud. The storm caused a few more fires and sadly we are expecting another thunderstorm this afternoon.
For more pictures of the choppers and lightning visit my Flickr site: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kansasa/
I put together a quick video at YouTube: