Thirty years ago today, Jim Jones and company didn't take the Pepsi Challenge and drank the Kool-Aid instead.
The fire thing is almost under control. Cooler temps and weaker SantaAnas (the hot, dry wind) are allowing the firefighters to get the upper hand. Today people are being let into the fire areas to see how their homes fared.
For my far-flung readers, here's a map to give a little perspective. From my home north to the Sylmar fire is about 40 miles and almost that far to the Diamond Bar fire to the east.