Fire this time of year is, sadly, something we've gotten used to. Thank goodness it is not as bad in the Yakima Valley as it has been in previous years, but still, smoke and fire are not always a welcomed site. A huge thanks to the firefighters and emergency crews fighting the blazes to keep our valley safe. How can the rest of us help out? Sometimes, it's only by humor.

Now, don't get me wrong, for the people affected by the disasters, this is in no way making fun of what you have gone through. Please remember, for many, laughter can be the only way to get through a challenging situation. I know that this is how I have coped in the past, so when problems like this arise, sometimes all you can do is laugh.

An interesting question was asked on the Facebook Page WTF Just happened in Yakima. Whether the question was genuine or wanted to test the creativity of the commenters on the page, only the person who asked knows for sure.

"Why is it so smoky?" - Heather Nelson

We have the question, but what about the responses? Many "smart aleck" answers about it being "Fire, duh." There were helpful ones detailing which fires and the wind directions; then there were the actual funny answers. They were pretty entertaining!

"I ate Taco Bell again." - Gary W. Butler


"Because you won't stop looking in the mirror lmao." - Cody Philips

"It's our fifth season. Winter, spring, summer, smokie, fall! We get five seasons." - Phillip W. Bennett


"I smoke too much pot, sorry." - Rick Hawks

"Burger King getting down with the flame grilled burgers." - Jose Hernandez


"Snoop Dogg is in town!" - Sierra Capri Eglin

And, my personal favorite to the answer, "Why is it so smokey?"

"Because it's Smaugust" - Justin Choate

What's your wacky answer to the question about the valley's smoke problem. Tap the App and let us know!

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