Though it picked up a little while ago, the wind is calmer and has shifted direction a little, but it is cooler and expected to be cooler and calmer tomorrow. The fires are still burning everywhere and new ones did crop up today. My sister in San Diego county made preparations to evacuate if it became necessary. There are fires in several different directions from her home. With all the birds, dogs and cats that are part of her household, it would not be a simple matter if they were forced to leave.
Things are still fine in our little portion of the San Gabriel foothills. We are slightly less than 20 miles east or 20 miles southeast from the closest two out of control fires, with several canyons and little mountains in between.