Recently, California had record breaking temperatures that brought on the perfect conditions for wildfires to spread quickly. Southern California had high winds and temperatures up to 100 degrees sustained over a course of three or more days. Last week, I returned to San Diego to visit my family, only to see some of the damage caused by the San Marcos and Tomahawk fires. Driving through North County, it reminded me of the 2007 wildfires. However, thankfully, the recent fires did not lead to the same number of evacuations and total losses. Still, some of the fires continue to rage and as a Southern Californian, I send out a very heartfelt “thank you” to our firefighters who continue to work tirelessly to save our homes.

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The wildfire burning in and around Yosemite National Park is very much in the news. Not anywhere close to being contained, the so-called Rim Fire has burned nearly 234 square miles (some news outlets are equating the burn area with the size of the city of Chicago) and continues to spread and threaten many homes.

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