|Fire seen from Jerusalem Rocks, Montana|
Another view of the fire
Fires have been burning here for quite some time further south, but today, this one started north of my parents....it looked like it was close, but in reality, it is about 40 miles away. When we drove through Missoula on Saturday, it was pretty smokey. Ever since I got here, it smells like someone burned toast outside....I can't imagine what the particulate matter is, but I can tell you I have been coughing....I just hope that it isn't more trouble for me.....and that people don't lose their harvest (sometimes these break out in combined fields....sometimes not) or their property. I'm told that this one doesn't seem to be near any houses...but combines sometimes burn in the fields....scary.