Penguin - obviously, all of my thoughts and prayers go out to you and all of the brave men and women fighting the fires.Originally Posted by penguinsoda
It's just all part of living in Southern California, unfortunately.
Personal note...I worked in Palm Springs radio as a newsman for two years back in the early 80's...and I was surprised that during the summer, at least then, it really wasn't a "dry" heat (LOL) after all. You'd have temperatures of 120, and late afternoon thunderstorms with the rain sizzling on the pavement and evaporating as soon as it hit.
And one "lightning strike" brush fire after another.
Having said that, I know a lot of wildfires are started by sparks from passing cars and lightning and such...but IMHO most are started by arsonists...and by IDIOTS like the ones last week that started two or three fires in SoCal with those infernal, er, inferno, fireworks.
I say throw the book at those IMBECILES.
And again my prayers to you and your community, Penguin.