Literally and figuratively. Yesterday the weather station about a mile south of my work recorded a high of 109.9, average is around 80 and I know a lot of people who don't have air conditioning in their apartments or homes. Then there's the actual fires. That High Park fire? 82,000 acres, hundreds of homes destroyed and below 50% containment with red flag wind warnings today. Woodland Heights fire? Burned 20 homes within the city limits of Estes Park (at the base of Rocky Mountain National Park). The latest one, Waldo Canyon fire? Forced the evacuation of the entire town of Manitou Springs and surrounding unincorporated areas at the base of Pikes Peak (8,000 people or so) and is 0% contained at 2000 acres. The best part? There's a couple jackasses that have been caught starting fires up in the mountains. I understand that this is how the ecosystem has worked here for thousands of years but it doesn't really need any help, certainly not when we're not going to go below 100 for another week or so.