So, last night my father-in-law called from Yellowstone, where he's working for the summer, and happened to mention that from the ridge where he was calling he could see smoke from the fires in California.
From Yellowstone. Which is in Wyoming. A state that does not even border upon California.
Granted, you can get a great view from up there, just a few miles from the continental divide. But still.
A bad time to be a wild tree in California.