Hey everyone, keep us in your thoughts here..... that is what it looks like out our picture window (ignore the reflection of the kitchen in the middle there, hahaha)
there are fires all around, like 40-45 minutes away from here (Willamette Valley of Oregon) ..... several towns in the Santiam Canyon have already burned.
the only comfort is that the Red Cross designated the State Fairgrounds as the "safe" evacuation spot -- where everyone is running TO..... the state fairgrounds are two blocks to the east of our house, so, hopefully, we should be safe, too!! They are taking people and animals of all kinds since they have the livestock barns and etc for the state fair.
You can smell the smoke inside our house, there is ash all over outside, and the scary part is we are still having "historically gusty winds" for this time of year and super-low humidity. It has been orange outside all day!!