By Henry Bowers
As the hot, dry months pass and the weather begins to cool down, the end of the 2017 wildfire season is finally knocking at the door. Most of these fires, except the recent Santa Anna-driven fires near Santa Rosa and Napa, California, now are hardly a blaze. However, it can not be forgotten just how massive and devastating some of the fires were. Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, and California have all suffered through harsh fire seasons, but rarely has it ever reached the magnitude of destruction that we have witnessed this past summer.