While we in the west coast tweak our friends and colleagues back east over the weather, I've come to learn the peril caused by these Santa Ana winds combined with living in a desert climate. Literally anything can spark a wildfire, and the results can be shocking. These fires are unpredictable and can move with a speeds that are amazing just by a change in wind direction. The fires in Sad Diego county are now threatening some beautiful resort areas (La Costa and Aviara), plus nearly every golf manufacturer in Carlsbad. Scary stuff.
I'm sending my best wishes down to Todd and Don, hoping you and yours stay safe and secure.