Went on what I'm calling the fire ride yesterday. A small fire a few days ago is over 50,000 acres today. Shame that the forest service doesn't fight fires anymore but just "contains" them. Too many people making a living off of fires every year to put them out when they are small. Flames were hundreds of feet tall and swirling like tornadoes. Trees exploding, sounds like a train car being hooked up to a train. Watched it until it hit the edge of the little valley I was watching it from and decided it was time to leave.