The Windy Fire in California’s Sequoia National Forest grew to more than 82,278 acres on September 26 causing smoke across the region.
The major wildfire had been exhibiting “high resistance to control” across the weekend, including behavior such as uphill runs and long-range spotting, according to firefighting authorities.
Meanwhile, the nearby French Fire, which started on Aug. 18, west of Lake Isabella in Kern County, had burned 26,535 acres with 98 percent containment.
This video, taken by Rufffies, shows heavy smoke across the sky in Tehachapi. “Guess I’m staying inside today” Rufffies wrote. Credit: Rufffies via Storyful