Fire season in PNW

It is fire season in the PNW. June through September we battle fire after fire along with poor air quality. It makes for some nervous and uncomfortable surroundings some days. Last week we sat in our living room and watched the planes and helicopters carry water to a nearby one. I canโ€™t imagine what the fire fighters go through. We were located about 5 miles away and the view was scary. The smoke in the air makes for some unique sunsets as well. Because of the heavy haze the sun looks like it too is on fire. Interesting picture but not normal.