My Father in Law experienced this exact type of scenario in 2003.
The fire skimmed his property line in Hesperia.
It was horrifying.
While picking William up from Football tonight, the San Bernardino Freeway fire completely engulfed our little city in smoke.
We could barely breathe in when we got home.
We have HEPA filters on our Air conditioning screens, (Bill is an HVAC contractor)
so we don't smell it at all in our house, but it sure is strong our there.
The wind decided to stop just in time for the smoke to get here... of course.
I love October, because my Anniversary is this month... but I really hate the Fire season.
Stupid firebugs get all itchy when the wind blows.
A ten year old started one last year that burned half of the mountains in the Orange county hills.
I don't think they ever did anything to him or the parents.
I would be mortified if my kids EVER did ANYTHING remotely that irresponsible!
Pray the wind stops, and pray for our mountains and dry land.
We need rain!