However, there is a lot of very dry grass and tinder around the area, because it rained a lot last year, but has been very dry ever since. The telescopes worked last night, so the smoke can't be too bad. (Smoke is very bad for telescope mirrors, because it contains corrosive chemicals. So we close up tight when smoke is around.)
I'll write more if I hear more. In the meantime, here is a news story about the fires.