California continues to burn: a second death was confirmed in my hometown of Santa Clarita though the most severe of the fire is concentrated in San Diego (where half a million people were evacuated). At last count, more than 1,300 homes and businesses were damaged.
There had been talk about the so-far separate Magic fire (named b/c it started on the hills near the Magic Mountain Parkway), Ranch Fire, and Buckweed Fire would merge into one super-fire by tomorrow. This would be a nightmare. Thankfully, the wind has died down here - so hopefully the firefighters would be able to get the upperhand soon.