Fire map

Fires are ravaging Southern California at the moment, appearing almost out of nowhere and being fanned by seasonal Santa Ana winds. Right now it’s about one mile from my sister-in-law’s house (2.5 miles yesterday), but so far she hasn’t been told to evacuate.

The website of the San Diego Tribune has produced this very helpful - and well-designed - map that shows where the fire is, pictures and links to videos of houses, where the evacuation areas are, and where shelters are. Nicely done mash-up with Google maps, and quickly done too.