This past weekend in Southern California fires raged out of control throughout the city of Yorba Linda and more specifically, the neighborhood and area I grew up in. The area just beyond the hills of my parents house is where Chino Hills and Corona merge with Yorba Linda. There's a lot of undeveloped, dry hills that tend to be fire prone, but thankfully, our area has never severely been threatened. All of that changed last weekend.
The entire city and surrounding areas were engulfed by smoke and flames. It was an experience I'll never forget. Thankfully my parents house was not burned down thanks in large part to the heroics of our nextdoor neighbor who happens to also be a firefighter. After my folks were evacuated he stayed behind with a hose and soaked the surrounding trees between his house and ours. Thanks Jim! The house directly above them, however, could not be saved and burned down. Two other houses along their street burned as well.
These images were taken outside of my house in La Habra which is less than a mile from where the Brea fire was located and only about three miles from the Yorba Linda one.