Having spent most of my life in Western Washington, huge, thousands of acre wild-fires are something I have only seen on the news. Fires in Western Washington are usaully limited to grass fires on the side of the road...while August is usually dry enough for fires, we don't get a lot of lightening storms to start them.
While reading this story, about the 46,000 acre fire in New Mexico which is encroaching on the Los Alamos site, all I coulf focus on was the fact that the labs were closed yesterday, and whill remain closed until the danger has passed.
Meaning someone is getting a better deal than me today, since they are off for the day without being charged vacation time.
Lucky S.O.B.s...but I do hope everyone is safe.