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The Santiago Fire, as it is now being called, is buring some of my favorite birding locations, including Modjeska Canyon and Silverado Canyon where I have gotten multiple lifers and birded many times over the years.
Here is a link also provided at Amy Hooper's blog: Wildbird on the Fly.
The smoke and ash are choking the air here, and my own campus, UC Irvine, is canceling outdoor classes and recreation, and making allowances for absences due to evacations of local homes, as well as health hazards for students with asthma and other respiratory complications.
This map has a lot more detail about the exact locations and various containment of the multiple fires.
The biggest problem are the bark beetle infestations which have killed out and dried out the local forests, as well as this extended drought that California has been suffering. I have family and friends who have been evacuated from their homes, so we're all crossing our fingers here...