I lived in SOUTH CA. for 27 years, in that time I seen some very bad fires, but none of them as bad as the ones there are having now.I guess My home of eight years is gone, the fire went right through the middle of Ramona CA. this would be the witch creek fire. in San Diego,County Ca. in 1970 sept., 225,000 acres burned in one fire, and lasted for two weeks.
It's seems to me that fires are getting worse each year, get ready to see more of the scenes you are watching On TV, in the future.Jimbo:)