This is just a couple of miles from the house. This fire started up and turned raging fast - has (as of this writing) burned about 100 acres and 10 houses (destroyed), lots more houses damaged. On the news they said someone is a suspect. Not sure what that means yet.
We are in extreme drought here. That's the official term for it according to the US Drought Monitor. Humidity has been very low and was only 9% on Friday (can't even fathom humidity that low) plus this weekend it's been very windy. Perfect conditions for fires. With the beautiful temperatures we've had lately it's hard to imagine the hells of massive fires. It's going to be a long, hot, dry summer.
(no worries, we are not in any danger... not as this is being written anyway)