Blogger friends of ours near Fairbanks, are evacuating right now. A fire is just 2 miles from their home. Its going to be a hot dry summer up here, from the looks of things. Not good Update... They did not have to leave right away. Wind helped for awhile. But they have now been given 2 hours to get out. They have to leave behind their chickens and geese Latest update-Sunday Morning! Good news for now! http://simplelivingak.wordpress.com/2010/05/30/ Meanwhile we do have fires near us, though they pose no threat. We were treated to the sound of sirens for several hours last night though. Thinking about actually putting together bug out bags, etc., for just in case.