This was the Riley Road fire in Magnolia, Tx as we drove out of town for the weekend on Friday. I was shocked at the size of the smoke plume. But, good news! When we came back on Sunday, the plume was nowhere to be seen. I was surprised to learn that the fire had burned 22,000 acres (as opposed to the 11,000 number I'd heard Thursday) but, thank the Lord, the fire is mostly contained.
The Bastrop fire is still only 50% contained and continues to burn so please, continue to keep Texas in your thoughts. My heart goes out to those finally returning to their homes to find...who knows what?
Thank you for your prayers.