Yeah, we are used to fires in BC.
Climate's changed some around here. It used to be quite a bit drier. Not as dry as the Okanagan, but drier and it is more humid now, too. We used to get colder winters with a LOT more snow. And in the decades we've been here, the temp has never hit 40C .... except for this year.
As far as I can discover, climates have not changed as quickly as in the past couple hundred years or so. Go figure.
And although California has had longer droughts (keep in mind this one isn't over yet either), ground conditions have not been this dry since the 9th century, apparently. hehe There are folks that actually count tree rings hehe ( California's Worst Drought Ever Is 1st Taste of Future
Anyways, yup, we have fires around here. The smoke was pretty heavy last night. I'm not sure if that is what woke me or not, but it was sure noticeable.