Some kind of line is crossed when we go an entire summer in Portland with the air quality (according to Accuweather) in the fair to poor range, with a descent into unhealthful when the forest fire smoke blows our way. Now we're getting some rain to wash the nitrogen dioxide and particulates out of the air (these permanently damage your lungs and damage your intelligence because the particulates get in your bloodstream and cross the blood/brain barrier), and what do the good citizens of Portland do to celebrate? Burn wood in their fireplaces, the exact result of which is the same as smoke from forest fires. Congratulations on damaging your children and hastening our extinction as a species. Enjoy your cozy fires—which by the way, are ruining your indoor air, not just imposing noxious toxicity on your neighbors.