I’ve been watching the news coverage of the San Diego fires this evening hoping for any bit of good news. It hasn’t come yet (a map of the San Diego fires, evacuation centers, and some photos is available here). I was born and raised in San Diego and many family members still live there. At least one family member and several friends have been evacuated. It appears that the total number of San Diegans displaced by the fires thus far has exceeded 500,000 (and does not include the other fires across southern California). My thoughts and prayers go out to all of those affected by the fires.
For those who are interested, donations can be made to the San Diego Red Cross here.
UPDATE: Professor Bainbridge adds links to Catholic Charities in Los Angeles and San Diego.