And we seem to be in fire season. There's been some earlier ones, but this one has a Santa Ana to help it along. For you out-of-town folks, a Santa Ana is a high-pressure system event that happens over SoCal. There are fairly stiff winds off the desert toward the coast, peaking in the afternoon, and it's so dry that my glass of icewater stays dry. There's not a drop of moisture on the outside of that glass. The catfur crackles if I think
of petting a cat.
This last fire was set by an arsonist or arsonists. It was intentional. Some
set a fire on purpose where the wind would drive it into populated areas. Four firefighters have already been killed and the reward-for-information-leading is now up to $500,000. If I knew anything, I'd tell the police for free.