Reading about the many wild fires currently raging through California, makes me think back to the time we visited BC, Canada (twice). The first time we were confronted with the wild fires, and had to change our travel planes because of fires burning down the town of Barriere, and the second time, because we were confronted with the many burnt trees during a number of our hikes... terrible to see... On the other hand, we also saw that underneath the dead trees, new live emerged, so from something bad, something good can come...