I live less than 60 miles from a wildfire that has claimed two lives and destroyed more than 1,300 acres. You can see the smoke plumes from my house and they are visibile on satellite photos of the area.
This past weekend, a co-worker and her family were evacuated from their home for awhile while another wildfire burned north of us.
Wednesday night a small fire broke out just up the road from us, with about 10 fire trucks and related vehicles on scene.
And Thursday I had to take a detour on my bus route because a fire had broken out near one of my rider's home.
I found this spider on my porch, and he didn't seem to be giving the fires any thought at all.