Cal Fire’s FaceBook feed offers up some impressive stats from yesterday’s lightning storms in Southern California.
3,000 to 4,000 lightning strikes occurred this afternoon in Southern California that resulted in several fires within the following CAL FIRE Units:
*Riverside Unit – 22 fires, 19 are contained, 3 uncontained; 1 residence & 1 outbuilding destroyed.
*San Diego Unit – 11 fires, all are contained, 0 structures damaged/destroyed
*San Bernardino Unit – 15 fires, all are contained; 0 structures damagaed/destroyed
Further north in Kern County another lightning start has consumed nearly 500 acres near Bodfish. This is rugged country with a fire history. I’m going to watch this one. Updates here.