The smoke in the air from nearby/regional wildfires is so bad that it hangs in the air between the houses. There is a visible haze in the air looking even a block away. It is like a post-apocalyptic vision.
Thankfully, there is no ash falling from the sky (yet) and the air filter seems to be doing its job and keeping our indoor air relatively fresh (we cannot close the windows unless we absolutely must — we have no AC and the orientation of the house and windows means it heats up quickly).
This smoke is so bad without even having wildfires threatening town or even very close. The closest fire is in the desert west of town, at least 20-30 miles away and the big fire is closer to 100 miles away, to the west. I hope the forests northeast of town don’t catch fire.