Tammie, Yuma is over on the California state line, nowhere near the fires. There's nothing around Yuma, to burn anyway. Its all sand. So, not to worry. Yuma's main problem is drunk kids, driving back from Mexico.
About three hours ago, the Forest Service had to ground the air tankers and helicopters. The winds are blowing 25-40+ mph and its not safe for them to fly, especially with all of the smoke. It looks awful, from down here - the TV news footage is worse. Yesterday morning, that fire was 450 acres. This evening, it is 4000.
What's burning is old-growth forest, that should have been thinned, years ago. Every time that is proposed, tree-huggers file a lawsuit and get it stopped. Therefore, these fires have humongous amounts of fuel, to feed them.
The large animals (deer, bears and bighorn sheep) seem to survive all right. There is a stream and a cave, on the north side of the Catalinas. The deer and sheep head there and the bears come into town, rummage through garbage cans and drink from swimming pools and garden ponds. We should be having a bear roundup, any day now. The fire's been burning, since Tuesday and they haven't gotten here, yet.