Fire season is definitely here

CNN has a roundup of the current fire situations around Southern California. There are several fires going thanks to low humidity, high winds, and lots of brush for fuel.

The largest is on the LA/Ventura county line and has burned over 17,000 acres, with only 5% containment. Evacuations were ordered in Agoura Hills, Bell Canyon, Box Canyon, and Woolsey Canyon, and parts of Oak Park.

Another one is in a canyon (San Timoteo) between my hometown, Redlands, and the nearby Moreno Valley, in Riverside County. This one has 25% containment with full containment expected later today. Not to be panicky, since this is no where near as bad at the moment, but the smell in the air is rather unsettling after the huge fires two years ago.

Information on these and others can be gotten at the California Department of Forestry fire incidents website. And as always, the stellar LAFD blog has more. While you’re there, check out the info on the Firefighter Festival of Hollywood coming up this Saturday, coincidentally. I don’t know what if any effect the current emergency will have on the event.

Please post below if you have more information or just would like to talk about the news.

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