I live up in the Rockies. We had a terrible winter - only about 50% of our average snowpack. We basically had 2-weeks of winter, where the temps were freezing or below. This has led to a very early summer, where we've been having 85'f+ weather about a month earlier than normal. I can count the number of days its rained on one hand. We're in a Level 2 Fireban - no campfires, period, not even in metal containers. The only cooking outdoors you can do is on a gas-grill. No smoking, of any sort, outdoors either. No welding without special permit. All engines need spark plugs, etc etc. No shooting tracer rounds at a gun range. So some idiot couple did exactly that - shot tracer rounds at a local gun range. I hope they throw the book at this couple as 500+ homes have been evacuated now, 150+ firefighters are on scene, along with several aircraft and helicopters. The fire started Tuesday Evening and is 0% contained. I am safe where I am, about 20 miles upvalley from the blaze, but the next town to me is right in its path. Luckily the highway in that area runs on the other side of the river. It is threatening all the power to this area so I could be without power for 72hours but I think they managed to save the powerlines. Here are some recent pictures: If you google 'Lake Christine Fire' you can find more images and updates!