Driving from Anderson Springs towards Middletown on highway 175 9/12/15 at 8:30 pm
We were the last house at the very back of the Springs, down in a gulch, so we had no views of the surrounding mountains. There was no smoke or ash coming our way, and there were no sirens or air support nearby, so we honestly didn't know how close it was. Once we drove up out of our gulch, we realized how close it was. There were no sirens or air support because there was zero firefighting effort in Anderson Springs. (This is NOT a dig at the firefighters, by the way! There was just way too much fire in every direction, and they didn't have the resources to send to Anderson Springs. I have no hard feelings against the firefighters, they were busy risking their lives elsewhere! Anderson Springs) So anyway, that is how we ended up leaving WAY too late. In retrospect, we should have gone out for a drive to find out what was going on, but we were a little preoccupied with packing.