Well, the fact is, no one knew a thing about any fire by the lake. There was already so much smoke in the air from the managed fire (it was bad all night at Rock Crossing Campground) there was no way to tell there was NEW smoke. I came around a bend and there was the fire. I probably saw it before it was reported, but it was already quite a few acres in size, from what I could see. I just naturally assumed it was part of the managed fire. I really didn't know where the managed fire was, to tell you the truth. I just knew it was very smoky around there when I arrived on Monday night. But this Battle fire didn't start until Tuesday morning, apparently.
If you haven't been to this lake it's hard to describe. You are way down in a hole, and it bends very frequently. You don't know what is around the next bend.
There is a point of no return unremarked at the time in most lives. Graham Greene The Comedians
A clean house is a sign of a misspent life.