Windy Ridge Fire Kicks Off Fire Season In California

A car fire turned quickly into a wildland fire in Anaheim Hills in Orange County today. Helped by temperatures in the mid 90s and pushed by sustained onshore winds of 40 mph the fire made for quite a challenge for firefighters.

Fox News has broadcasted live footage from local television feeds for most of the afternoon. More news coverage about the fire can be found on Google News. Hundreds of residents were warned to evacuate. The fire grew to an estimated 1000 acres in 9 hours.

This is way too early for this kind of activity!