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Hey hey what's that cloud
Around 9am, the light went weird over downtown. Earthquake weather, maybe? No, it's fire. So far 800 acres in Orange County's Cleveland National Forest have burned. Authorities say that no homes have been threatened; the fire remains in the national forest. The wind is blowing west, towards Los Angeles; that's where the smokey haze comes in.
This is obviously the time to mention that the National Weather Service has declared a red flag warning through Wednesday for most of Southern California. That means fire conditions are as dangerous as they can get, so please be careful with your cigarettes, candles and anything else sparky.
UPDATE: OC Metroblogs is on the case. It's their backyard, so they're keeping up. Mandatory evacuations have begun for part of Anaheim.
Note: the photo is of some other fire.