We (most of the south East of Australia) had apocalyptic skies for nearly 5 months over our spring and summer. It was the worst summer in my memory for heat and smoke. We went straight from smoke induced lockdown to COVID19 lockdown. I still have a cough from breathing in all that smoke. Luckily we didn't get bushfires too close to our house as we back onto forest. It was a sense of dread for months that at any moment we could be packing and leaving our new house. The photos from California brings back those memories. Stay safe.