So here I was, stopped somewhere for lunch, checking my email. I got to a Washington Post newsletter and found this (figure 1):
Fig. 1. Map of fires out west since August, from the Washington Post, September 10, 2020.
I hadn’t realized just how much territory had burned. I’ve been focused on the Walbridge Fire, for which I received notifications the other day that the last evacuation warning zones had been cleared, because it’s closest to my mother’s house. As terrible as that fire was, others have covered much more territory. There are active major fires burning in California, Oregon, and Washington.