This was the scene when I went to this intersection for a doctor’s appointment at 9:00 AM in Chico. This is what it was like for over a week after the Paradise fire of 2018 burned me out. It does not make for a relaxing morning.
It’s now 11:00 AM and outside my windows, it is dark as a moonless night with a red glow all around.
The smoke and ash flow in from the #BearFire Complex just west of Oroville and about 25 miles away to the south.
Outside in the parking lot of the apartment complex and all over Chico, a fine grey ash is settling in drifts.
I don’t think I have enough strength or funds to go through all this again.
Absolutely surreal. pic.twitter.com/1VNgmRVtba
— Robert Max Rees, II (@robertmaxrees) September 9, 2020