This has been an exceptional start to the fire season in the the West starting with an exceptional dry electrical storm across most of western CA about 3 weeks or so ago.  There were apparently over 1200 strikes over the course of a week  which caused a massive number of wild fires.  Many of those fires joined and are still burning.  This has stretched resources in CA incredibly thin,  made for some very bad air quality and some strangely lit days.  OR is now experiencing some massive wild fires.

You can see what burned and what is still on fire using caltopo active fire layer

Note:  The presented data requires some understanding to interpret and while active, is delayed...VIRS is updated twice day.  GOES is more frequent but less accurate and more experimental.  The fire areas are updated daily.  Defer to local instruction when you get an evacuation warning or order.