The northern parts of North Carolina have been burning for 2 weeks now. Since we are right on the state border, depending on the wind, it seems or smells like our neighbourhood is burning. Last I heard forty-one thousand acres were on fire (named: Evans Road Wildfire). I don't know if you can really tell by the pic taken from our front porch, but the smoke in the air is visible today, and of course, it absolutely stinks! There is really nothing you can do to mask the unmistakable smell of fire.