Went to the work cabin Thursday to check it out and clean pine needles away again. There is a very big fire raging up there right now ( Dixie fire ) that would have gotten us for sure, if not for the fire last year ( sheep fire ) It burned right up to the burn scar from last year 4-5 days ago and stopped advancing towards us. Its trying to go around both north and south right now but shouldn't threaten us. Last night it rained for a couple hours with lightning and wet my place down pretty good. It had been hot and it cooled it down some. Went to sleep around 8pm and woke up this morning at 3am. it was very smokey so we decided to head home and not have to breath it for another day. We packed up and left around 4:30 am and got home around 10am. A lot of refugees were in Susanville and a lot of sad faces. That whole area is getting ready to take a big hit, and not only from the fires, the State prison there which nearly 50% of the revenues come from closes next year.