Last night as we were lying in bed, R and I worked out our game plan in case of evacuation. The fire was far away, but we still wanted to be prepared. This morning I awoke to find that the freeway I take to work was closed. I decided not to go in to school, seeing as it would be rather hard to get there, with the fire in between me and the school. Twenty minutes before school was supposed to start, they finally closed the school for the day. Seeing as most of the teaching staff aims to arrive at that time, you'd think that they would have decided this a little sooner.
The area North of my house has been evacuated. For now, we wait, watching the news with a sense of urgency.