There are presently many brush fires burning all over California
including several here in SoCal.
Just to put things in perspective, one of these fires known as the
Station fire has expanded to over 45,000 acres and is threatening
Mount Wilson, home of the observatory as well as the broadcast towers
of every major radio and TV station serving the L/A area.
Two (2) L/A county firefighters have died and literally thousands of
homes are threatened.
The "brush", basically chaparral which depends on fire to repopulate
itself, has not burned in this area for at least 50 years.
Things are a little dicey right now, but the "super scooper" airplanes
(12,000 gallon capacity) are here and will be up at daylight.
Mean while you can smell the fire & smoke from 30-40 miles away.