Sockeye Fire

Fire is one of the most ravenous, destructive, horrific and yet beautifully renewing forces in nature. This is from last night as the sun set next to Mount Foraker in the Alaska Range, through the immense cloud of smoke rising from the Sockeye Fire in Willow. Based on the weather forecast, it doesn't look like Mother Nature is going to offer any assistance in controlling this blaze in the coming days.