Our sky is heavy with smoke and the sun is going orange. They evacuated the school I was subbing at. There are power outages all over the region. Ninety degree heat, 30 mph wind, humidity ranging between 2 and 9 percent.
Welcome to f-ing fire season in Southern California.
On the good side, my little subdivision is surrounded by a natural fire breaks and the hillside behind us burned a few years ago – along with 160,000 acres – in the Station fire so the fuel density is still less than it might be.