Santa Rosa resident Morgan Balai told CNN on Monday that he had seen at least two large pieces of sky above his neighborhood in California.
Balaei shared his photos with CNN, one of which showed a huge piece of ash found outside his home Sunday.
“It was laying in the street in front of my house,” Balai told CNN of the elder Ash Chunk. “At first it looked like someone’s toupee.”
Balaei said that the ash that has been falling since the glass fire started on Sunday has burned mostly in leaves and white ash.
“I could hear it coming down on my car,” he said. A second photo taken by Balai inside his car shows the ashes covering the windshield.
He found another large piece of ash in his blood orange tree on Monday afternoon.
While Balai lives in an area that has not yet been evacuated, he told CNN that the fire is still very close to rest. She and her family have already dealt with the fire danger and she knows that it is best to prepare it.
“, Fortunately, learned from the previous fire and all our important documents and family memorabilia were in a packed and easily accessible place, and started loading our cars around midnight after all the alerts started,” Balai Told CNN. “We have decided to wait for the mandatory evacuation notice, if it comes, before we leave.”
Balai said her family had evacuated for the Tubes Fire in 2017 and it was “really tough.”
“As a family we decided that we would stay home as long as we did and would be asked to do so,” she said, adding that the ash she is seeing is related.
“I find this fire different in relation to the amount of ash and the fact that you see a lot of burnt leaves among it.”