California fire gloom: 8:58 AM on Sept. 9 and our sky looks like this in Berkeley. No, that’s not the sun. Most of the light you see in this picture is coming from the street light which is still on outside our house. I guess we are surrounded by fires. At this time our lights are usually turned off and we can see fine inside the house. Today I’m sitting in the living room with windows all around and it’s dark.