California has big fires blazing now:
Athens has just been through the same, with fires getting into the suburbs:
And even in Australia where it's winter and months before the fire season is due to begin there are fires to the north and south of Sydney.
This is near our home town just north of Sydney this week:
Photo Waide Maguire ExpressAdvocate
To the south of the city the Rural Fire Service has declared an emergency over several bushfires. The worst weather for firefighters, high winds, is forecast.
After Australia's deadliest fires in February, when 173 people died in Victoria's Black Saturday fires, there are warnings that their upcoming fire season will be the worst in the state's history.
Back in our home state I've just looked at the New South Wales Rural Fire Service website to check the current incidents.
Remember this is not the fire season, it's winter, yet they currently have 26 bushfires listed which are affecting over 12,800 hectares (28,000 acres).
Something's going on out there.