There is an elephant in the room today here in SoCal along with the
wild fires that have consumed in excess of 10,000 acres.
It is the winds the blow in from the desert, often exceeding 60-70 MPH
on a sustained basis.
The Gringos call these winds the "Santa Ana's", the natives call them
the "Santana's", AKA: the "Devil Winds".
Whatever you call them, they are a formidable foe of the 1,400+
firefighters trying to fight these fires.
These winds carried the fire some 20+ miles from where they started in
the Angeles National Forest to the edge of the tract houses, then
across an 8 lane wide freeway to attack more houses.
The possibility exists that these fires could burn all the way to the
Pacific Ocean before it burns out.
Time will tell.
These firefighters are a brave bunch of folks, they do an amazing job.