This is the same mountain I have shown throughout the Winter of Snow,rainy Spring , in clouds and sunshine, Mt. Baldy.
There are no clouds in these photos, it is all smoke filled sky.
Its Western face now bears the havoc of brush fires.
Two active fires are burning about 40 miles apart. The largest one, The Morris Fire is in the Angeles National Forest near Hwy 39 above the city of Azusa and is burning through deep brush upward and Eastward. At the moment it is over 1700 acres and thankfully no homes are threatened. Another fire above the La Canada Flintridge area is only 10% contained and threatens a ranger station in that part of the forest.
Air temps are 100+ in these areas today with single digit humidity. It is supposed to be hotter tomorrow.
The photos are of the smoke layer at about 1 pm yesterday and at sunset a few hours later.
The Southern California Fire Season lasts at least through October 31st.
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Overnight, in the last 11 hours two more large fires have broken out, One in the area of Rancho Palos Verdes to the North and another to the East outside Hemet. There are now 1500 people under voluntary evacuation in various areas.