And not really that far off into the distance, actually. The first of the brush fires of 2015 happened yesterday. Seems like it started at the 5 freeway, and grew to nearly 45 acres before being doused for good. This happened very close to my office, and choked off the main roadway that connects Los Angeles and well, everything north of Los Angeles.
Last night, we all took alternate curving routes to avoid the area, but this morning I was able to drive by and see the charred remains. It started RIGHT AT the freeway, and extended down the crevasses and up into the craggy hills over sharp outcroppings and crumbling rocks – very rough terrain that no firefighter might want to be in while fighting a fire.
Lets hope that this isn’t the beginning of a very hot, smoky year in California!