Last year it was Alberta and specifically Fort McMurray. This year it's the interior of British Columbia. TheDarkListener made a comment that they could see smoke and it was affecting the air quality in the states of Washington and Oregon.
BC often has a problem with forest fires, but this year they are saying it's the worst in 60 years and officials say it will only get worse. It has been a very hot and dry season and high winds are making things worse. Here is a map showing the extent of the fires. The provincial parks in BC have been closed due to the fires. Here are the evacuation alerts from the government of BC. Here is their Facebook page. I find both lend a personal feel to the whole situation.
I think the main thing with the BC fires is how widespread they are. Fort McMurray was very large, but it was concentrated in one area. It might seem that the BC fires haven't affected a lot of people, but that's because the interior isn't heavily populated. I don't think it's hit any major cities yet, but BC relies on its forest industry and that must be taking a hit.