I’ve been living in the Bay Area for most of my life. A few years ago, I saw ash from fires more than an hour’s drive away on my car windshield for the first time. Now it’s become an annual event. Ash falls from the sky as wildfire smoke pours into Bay Area. “You’re getting smoke from pretty much every direction. There’s so much smoke out there, you really can’t put your finger on where it’s coming from.”

+ AP: San Francisco blanketed in smoke as California fires rage. My kids have missed school because of smoke days. For them, this is the smell of Fall approaching.