Well as it stands right now they have put extra resources on our fire and there is a steady stream of helo's droping on the fire. It looks like they are getting it under control from shat I can see. But they haven't lifted the evacuation orders. The did open some of the burned out areas to the residents to return though. So far over 350,000 homes (that's homes not people) have been evacuated so far. Orders come in hourly about new areas. We are relatively close to the Sweetwater Reservour so the helo-s don't have far to travel for water. That's it for now. I think the DC-10 is in L.A. I really appreciate the offers of help which really demonstrates the human spirit that exists here in this small forum community. All your comments have given me a lift. Thanks everybody.