Nov 15, 2008
Fire, water, power
Southern California is burning. Two major fires - Montecito and Sylmar - have destroyed homes, caused massive evacuations and threaten L.A. with blackouts and water shortages. Three other blazes - Brea, Rancho Palos Verdes and Yorba Linda - sparked up today. The winds fanning the flames are expected to remain high all day. The LA Times has many amazing photos.