I should be able to just keep re-using that subject over and over again throughout this summer.
The newest fire in the state, the Quail Fire, just broke out this afternoon in Alpine. This one's not in a good place -- see that ridge on the left of the smoke plume? That's the ridgeline that forms the south side of Little Cottonwood Canyon, and the wind is driving the fire north and east.
I just took this shot from my front yard showing the smoke billowing above Mt. Olympus like a thunderstorm.
About halfway between our house and the fire are the houses of Marc_C and Skidog. None of us are at any risk from this blaze, but I live about half a block from a mountainside covered in the same type of dry brush that's burning in Alpine. Hopefully no idiots light bottle rockets over here tomorrow night.