We are in the middle of a heatwave here in SoCal. We hit about 98 degrees here today. Way too HOT too early in the year. But we are desert, so that's the kind of weather we have. We are having high winds too.
There is a terrible brush fire up in Santa Barbara, CA right where we drove through yesterday when we drove up the coast to Solvang. Santa Barbara is about 70 miles north of us.
They say over 8000 people have been evacuated and at least 30 homes have burned to the ground. The homes up there are very big and very expensive.
Seems like California has been burning for the past 3 or 4 years. We had to evacuate our home due to a brush fire back in October 2007 and let me tell you, it is NOT a fun thing to do.