Friends - Apologies, this is a late evening post due to work effectively going over the top.
The news from Old Home, as I indicated in some earlier direct responses today, is not great. The fire hopped the river and fire breaks and started a second blaze one what is effectively the wrong side of the Canyon. From what I see online, by the time it was brought under control over 1,000 acres burned. It is now eating into residential areas. By my estimates the fire is somewhere between 2.5 and 2.7 miles straight line from The Ranch.
I got a message from The Young Cowboy this afternoon. They are still there onsite with their livestock and with power and water (fortunately, the main power line for the area runs right through the Upper And Middle Meadows so there is almost always power if power is to be had. The Forest Service threw up a bulldozed dirt line to protect them. He said that it is smoky and they are eating a ton of vegetables from the garden, but otherwise okay.
The first is almost 1/5th contained now, but a random event like the fire hopping the river - wind driven embers, for example - could still turn a relatively settled fire line into yet issue.