Please say a prayer, think a good thought for all of those who have lost their homes and all of their possessions and for those whose homes lie in the path of the fires and for the wonderful firemen and women - two firemen have tragically lost their lives.
We are approximately a half hour away from the big fire. Today the sky here is colored gray from the smoke of the fires. Yesterday, the clouds to the east of us looked like a mushroom cloud.
(all photos from latimes.com)