A Tense Moment

This was taken outside of our apartment last night at 3 AM. High shifting winds brought smoke, flames and exploding trees over the ridge that is about 1/4 mile away.  A natural break and some old fire damage came to the rescue. Backpacks were quickly packed and we were ready to evacuate, but fortunately it didn't come to this. All is well for now as planes are scooping up ocean water and spraying the last of the flames. Definitely a night that will be remembered.