Our much-anticipated camping expedition to Corral Pass near the Norse Peak Wilderness Area (northeast of Mt. Rainier) this weekend was cut short by a 70-acre wildfire about 4 miles north of our campsite. I took this photo minutes after our campground was evacuated (4 of us broke camp in 20 minutes) and we were driving out on Forest Service "road" 7174.
The photo above shows the smoke. Those below show pyrocumulus clouds--a type that forms when warm air from the forest fire rises, expands and cools. The water vapor in the air condenses on the many tiny particles of smoke and soot (condensation nuclei) and creates a cloud or clouds directly above the smoke.
Otherwise, a good time was had by all.