Two weeks ago a thunder storm and tons of lightening hit our valley. Bonnie and I sat outside the Chelan County Fairgrounds and watched bolt after bolt strike the mountains around us. On the way home we saw one of the ridges in Dryden on fire. That fire was small and was put out by locals but several other fires were started and they are still burning now. Over 30,000 acres have burned so far as fires spread across Wenatchee, Cashmere, Leavenworth, and Cle Elum.