We were forced to stop, and this is why.
When we were driving across British Columbia, we found ourselves stuck in major traffic on a small road in essentially the middle of nowhere. It's not the place you expect to get into traffic, but there we were. At the same time, we were noticing some strange colors and clouds in the sky.
We put two and two together and realized it was one of the fires that was rampaging across parts of BC at the time (this was back in July). Sadly quite a bit of area was burned. We were lucky - we were only stuck here for about 30 minutes while crews got to where they needed to be to go fight the fire. I sure hope those involved made it out safe and sound!