It was 7:00pm on the west coast, last Monday, the sun was still up and there was blue sky. I was on my deck looking towards the west. There was a sudden streak of fire about 200 to 1000 feet away, about 15 to 30 feet long, falling at about a 45 degree angle. The fire started with a white sputtering and ended with a puff of yellow fire like a candle. There was no sound and nothing collided with the ground that I heard. There was no residual smoke or ash. It didn't look like any firework I've ever seen, but it is close to the 4th of July. An online source said there was a meteor shower in the vicinity, peaking last Thursday. Was it a meteor? It looked a lot like meteors that fell in Russia recently, but much smaller and closer.