Just received word that my niece and her family are safely out of harms way. They live in Stayton, OR and evacuated earlier this morning, moving in with my sister who lives in Salem, OR. My sister included a picture of the sky in her area and it looks like an old sepia photograph. This is a view from her front porch looking out past her driveway.
The kids left Stayton when it was a level 2 fire danger not wanting to wait until level 3 was declared. It has been a strange day, to say the least. Sunrise was at 6:45 am and it did not get light enough to turn off my dawn to dusk outside light until about 8:30 am. The light outside looks like a sepia photo.
I hope anyone in that area is safe and wish you all well.