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Smoke filled the sky. Ash crept into the lungs of Pacific North Westians. It felt as though the long summer would never end. While most children in the country filled their summer days with swimming pools and freedom from school, parents on the west coast held their children indoors. They limited exposure to the hazardous smoke filled conditions that surrounded them for the entire nearby radius. In Oregon and California the wildfires burned like hellfire as the residents of both states desperately dreamed of the mercy of winter.