No structures have burned, but 8,500 homes have been evacuated. There are a lot of big barns in the area, and the horses have been evacuated to the fairgrounds. The fire is over 10 miles from our ranch, but we can see and smell the smoke. We don't expect to be evacuated, but our trailer is hitched. The tv news reports that they are making good progress containing the fire. We've had a mild and dry winter, and the prairie is as dry as dust. Today we had 45 mph winds. We are all worried about the summer, and hoping for some snow.