The smoke is so thick it is like night, and it is 4 in the afternoon. The air is almost unbreathable. I pass four fire engines heading in the direction of home. A few minutes later they are all in the carpool lane and they pass me.
I have been home less than 20 minutes and there is a coat of ash on my car. I can see ash raining down outside in what little remaining sunlight there is.
I cannot get pictures, it is already too dark.