This photo was taken in my backyard, looking east toward Yorba Linda, CA. This was shortly before the Anaheim Hills fire broke out.
In the past decade, California has been torched with wildfires in the fall. Our dry, hot weather, even this far into November, creates perfect fire conditions. Each season, the fires worsen and arson is on the rise. It is sickening to think that there are arsonists sitting in front of their televisions right now, exhilarated by the power of destruction. In their demented thinking, these fire conditions represent supreme recreation.
I am not far from the fires. I live in La Habra, right next to Fullerton and Brea. In Orange County, there are fires in Yorba Linda, Brea, Corona, and Anaheim Hills. It is only 3:00 PM and the sun is blocked by billows of smoke and ash. One would think that we are at war. Thick clouds of smoke are spilling over the 241 and 91 freeways. People are abandoning their cars.