Major fire outbreaks, some approaching record numbers, here in the Pacific Northwest include:
• British Columbia
On May 21, 2015, Governor Jay Inslee declared drought conditions throughout the State of Washington, citing the fact that “...mountain snowpack is at record lows, and many streams and rivers are flowing at record - low levels.” (Statewide Drought Declaration, May 21, 2015.)
Dozens of cities and municipalities, including my home in Port Townsend, have declared water restrictions.
Of course, if you don't believe Climate Change, then there is no cogent reason for not using water! After all, we've experienced heat waves before, "and it is summer ..."
"Climate Change is not a prediction, it is already here!"