Fire season in California is of to a hot start. Since June 20 over half a million acres have been consumed. The news hasn’t been as prevalent as last year because residential areas have not been so affected … yet – though 40 residences have been destroyed already. It is still early in the season and fire fighters are already exhausted.
These are natural fires too, started by lightning on dry bush, so arsonists can not be blamed. Better planning and settlement could help as well as building fire watersheds in fire prone areas – but of course that doesn’t happen overnight.