There are several major wildfires blazing in Northern California this week. Yesterday and today, there has been soot and ashes on the parked cars, it smells like a campfire, looks like a fog, and the sun has been bright orange. It’s very freaky looking, and breathing is not fun.
But here’s what I’d like to know. There’s so much smoke I can barely see across the street, so why aren’t the smoke alarms all going off?
Usually, if we’re cooking a pizza in the oven and a half a piece of sausage rolls off, I have to pull the battery in our smoke detector – shouldn’t it work just as well if the whole neighborhood were on fire? Another of life’s little mysteries, unsolved.