I haven't said anything about the latest round of California wildfires because they're far away from me, and I don't know any more about them than I read in the news. If the smoke is heading south, we haven't noticed it yet.
True, I have some distant acquaintances who live in the evacuation area, and I hope they'll be OK, but they're not people I have a regular direct way of contacting. When they told me, long ago, that they were moving up there, my more politely-phrased question was, "What the heck you want to live up there for?" and the answer was, "Because we can afford a house there."