Smoke wakes me at 4 a.m. It’s hard to breathe. I fumble windows closed, knowing that 45 minutes south of here, acreage is blazing—people already evacuated.
There’s another wildfire north of us. Is this acrid air due to a wind shift?
Or a new conflagration nearby?
Dry, high-90s weather has parched lands and lawns. Kindling, kindling everywhere. [Read more…]