The California wildfire season is off to a horrendous start, with tens of thousands of acres ablaze amidst dry, hot winds known as the Santa Anas. Typically seen in the Fall, these winds are not only a perfect set-up for brush fires to start, they make it close to impossible to contain the fires from spreading, let alone extinguish. In the past 24 hours, thousands of residents have been evacuated from their homes, and many have tragically lost their homes to these devastating fires. As with the past several seasons, with fires decimating parts of Malibu, most of Paradise, and parts of the Yosemite and San Fernando Valleys, Californians are braced for another fire-filled year.

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