We have been in a severe drought for a while. I can’t remember the last time it rained. Everyday it has been the same little icon on the corner of the newspaper and tv screen : red flag fire danger.
And everyday life went on, I went on lunch dates and bought cat food.
Until today when I smelled smoke during the late morning. Soon enough there were several fires burning around us. There was virtually no humidity in the air and powerful winds made these fires extremely dangerous.
Our loved ones and friends are fine.
Though sadly several houses have burned.
It scared me.