Wow that's horrible! I remember we had bad forest fires on Long Island and in NJ back in August 1995 when we had no rain for the entire month.
On the hurricane front, sad news to report that the Governor of Barbuda reports that 98% of all structures were destroyed there
They and St Thomas and the rest of the Virgin Islands took a direct hit at 185 mph
The new track shows Irma's eye passing right over Miami, Ft Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Melbourne as it parallels the coast so it doesn't lose much strength (part of the eye is onshore and part is offshore on the model projection) and the NHC predicts landfall intensity at 145 mph which is high end Cat 4. Then she gets back over the water (she's moving almost due north at this point) and makes a second landfall between Savannah and Charleston. Never saw a track like this before but it's close to a worst case scenario for the southeast coast of FL. Comparing Irma to Andrew, Irma is much larger in size. Irma looks like she's even strengthening right now.