We know California’s burning, but other people are having fire trouble too. A friend who lives just outside Zion National Park in the southwestern Utah town of New Harmony writes:

“You and I both find ourselves in the news about once a year, you when something happens at the Reader, this being the third time in the past two years, I think, and me when the town burns down, this being the third time in the past few years. Anyway, I was away and returned home last week to a war zone, hundreds of vehicles parked at strategic spots throughout the area, and improvised fire camps in all the open fields.