You may have heard that Oregon (and Washington and a few other places) is on fire.
We seem to have a fire every year somewhere in Oregon but this is by far the worst since we've been here. The Waterman Complex Fire is about 30 miles or so as the crow flies to the northeast of us. The smoke is really bad. My throat is sore and my eyes are burning.
You can't see the town or mountains like you usually can.
I don't think we are in any danger at our place unless something really bizarre happens.