with a vengeance. We have had a relatively slow start but the past few weeks have turned that around. About 3 weeks ago we had a fire in the North Cascades that closed that pass. Just last week we got another one in the same pass. Those fires are just inconvenient and not a threat to anyone. But other fires in Washington and our Canadian neighbors in BC have destroyed structures. A massive fire has crossed over the border from British Columbia directly north of us (the blue cross which represents approx. where we live). Each time the wind picks up we get a little nervous as any fire that starts will travel very fast. And yes we have plenty of smoke coming from all directions.