|10:48 am, fire in Carlsbad, 12 miles west on the coast.|
|12:24 pm. Two fires appear, both about 15 miles away to the north at Fallbrook (right) and Bonsal (left).|
These temperatures are extreme. In 3 days we are supposed to be back down to highs of 70--much more typical for spring. "May gray; June gloom" refers to the often cloudy spring weather in southern California.
I noted the Carlsbad fire in late morning. It had claimed several buildings. More fires were reported around the area, most small. Then, a fire started only 3 miles away on the hill on the south side of San Marcos. Unfortunately, several homes on that hill burned also. Tonight at 9:00 pm there are still flames visible and the smokey orange column of smoke has enveloped the entire hill in the photo below.
|5:30 pm. Fire in San Marcos.|
We went around "after" work, making sure all our residents were prepared in case we had to join the tens of thousands evacuated from our homes today. But the winds are calm and everything seems okay in our neighborhood tonight, though the San Marcos fire is still burning up into the hills.
We'll have to see what tomorrow brings. It is supposed to be 100 degrees again, but perhaps without strong winds. We can hope.