This will be a short one, and it's getting late ~ whoops. But we are on "firewatch".
There was a fire only a few miles away today. I was giving a student a lesson when her grandmother noticed the smoke. Then, later on as I was heading into town, I saw a massive plume of smoke coming over the mountains. That one isn't all that far away, as the crow flies maybe 25 to 30 miles? Rough terrain, steep wilderness and it hasn't burned in that area in many years.
Keep your fingers crossed for us out here. California is on fire ~ again.