They’re not only in the Dakota country. As of last night they were barely more
than a hundred yards from our front porch.

About 250 acres burned in the brushfire; no homes were lost but there were
some traffic jams getting past the firefighting equipment last night. One of
the neighbors has one of these nifty plastic picket fences; now it’s melted
in places.

Bit of a scare but we’re thankful that so much of the available fuel has now
been burned, making it less likely that another blaze will make it to our place.