Looks like some of the back areas around here. The good news is that the ash seems to stimulate regrowth. Very sorry for all the people who lost so much. It has to be terrible. Thanks for the pictures and reports. I was watching a science program not long ago and it was actually a fundraiser for Australia. The continent was once attached to antarctica, but broke away and has drifted north into dry latitudes. We have fire breaks up here in our mountains so fire can burn uphill, but has to get across a bare spot on top.
One of the huge DC10 fire tankers that is working the Aussie fires, is based on an airport about 10 miles from here. It is astonishing to watch the do treetop flying in narrow canyons. When they drop their 50,000 gallons of water and fire retardant, it covers mile and keeps the fire from jumping the breaks. The drop also "pops" up, gaining altitude rapidly as they fly out of the canyons. Our mountains go up a little over 8,000 feet, so there are some really risky flying going on.
The more I do, the less I accomplish.