It is 8:30 in the morning here in San Diego but the cloud of smoke over the whole city is so thick you can't see the sun. There is an eerie, sidelight to everything coming from a clear band of sky in the southeast. It was much brighter out two hours ago at 6:30 AM. An hour ago the sun was still visible as a glowing red ball; now you can't see it at all. A light snow of ash has been falling all night apparently. All the cars are filthy with it this morning. I found out on the news that there are 5 huge fires around Los Angeles and two huge fires about thirty miles east of San Diego. I've lived here nearly twenty years and there have been lots of big fires, but never such an ominous blackout of the sun and ashfall. Maybe Zantra and other Southern Ca. people can add info from there locations.