Check out the pics below to see what things look like as of right now (12:32 PT):
Despite the stereotypes, LA's sky is usually a clear blue thing that makes us all glad (or bored) to live here. But look at the houses in the distance. See that haze? Look above the trees near the center of the pic - see that brown/gray haze? That's not there, normally.
Here's a closer shot of the sky and houses up the street:
You can see the brown/gray haze that we're seeing more of. Just so you know, the fires are about an hour's drive away. Luckily, the fire doesn't have a driver's license.
Of course - we don't have it half as bad as the folks in San Bernadino. There's a good chunk of flame-resistent city between where I am and San Bernadino, where the fires are. Here are some more dramatic pics to give you an idea of what people over there are facing, complements of MyWay.Com and the AP:
That's a guy in Moorpark watering down a neighbor's roof as the fire licks his neighborhood. 10/26/03
Another resident of Moorpark, CA waters down her yard as the flames approach. 10/26/03
And here's the pic that headlined DrudgeReport.Com as I typed up this blog entry:
Well, we don't get snow, tornadoes or hurricanes, but we do get wildfires and the odd earthquake...
Keep your fingers crossed for us, folks!