This is way off topic, but of personal interest. Most folks have heard about all the fires in California. After all, it's California ... Hollywood, millions of people, leading edge culture.
Here in Minnesota we are dealing with much BIGGER forest fires. I own a small northwoods cabin. Although my cabin is safe, you may enjoy this photo of the "water bomber" taken from my dock. The plane swoops down, scoops up water without stopping, and then makes a bombing run on the fire. I've also included this link to a story about the forest fires. The size of the fire is 86 square miles, and growing.