I spent Saturday watching The O.C. burn. A nice lunch at King's Fish House in Orange, CA never materialized. As we drove down the 57 Freeway South, instead of seeing the usual panorama of green expanse and real estate developments, we saw two huge fires looming close. The fire burned on both sides of the freeway with no fire dept. tending it.
We cut our drive short and had lunch at the Oliver Garden. What should have been about a 20-minute drive home took three hours. The freeway systems were either shut down totally or bumper to bumper.
There are four fires currently and they are being fanned by winds and single-digit humidity. The air quality is awful and the devastation is really sad. So many beautiful homes gone!