It's crazy to see this from here. CNN just reported from Meyers CA - that's where I lived when I first moved here.
Some places have hurricane season, others tornado season. We actually have a "fire season" every year.
It's usually brush fires in the wild but sometimes one sparks up near a populated area. Usually it's from a dry lightning strike, sometimes it's human caused (camp fires not being fully extinguished or peeps throwing cig butts out their car windows instead of using the damn ashtray)
Over 200 homes are presently burnt to the ground but amazingly, no one seriously injured at the moment. 2500 acres are ablaze at the moment. the last report I heard, it waas only 5% contained - another 500 homes could be in danger pending the weather (very high wind area at times - ). Close to 1,000 firefighters are on teh scene.
Here's a link to an aerial video that shows how fierce, furious & emmense this fire is (less than 2 min long) .... http://www.news10.net/video/player_n...?aid=41663&bw=
Althoguh it's pretty far from Reno at this point, we've had one eye on the hilltops all day cuz fire can move so fast and it's so unpredictable...
If you turn on CNN, you'll see them doing updates. Some of the video is nuts. Yesterday they were showing people walking right up to the edge of the blaze so tehy coudl take pictures.... reminds me of those people who go to the beach to watch a tidal wave.