Fire season is going strong. The Lolo Creek Fire is the worst local one right now. They already lost five homes, have evacuated others, and have warned anyone still in the area to be ready to leave on short notice. It's burned nearly 8, 000 acres. I was actually surprised at the lack of smoke in Missoula, but this ominous cloud of in the distance makes it pretty hard to forget what's going on a few miles away, even when you can still breath outside.