Wildfires are an unfortunate and frightening aspect of life in southern California.  Periods of rapid vegetation growth followed by long dry spells and hot winds combine to create hazardous conditions.  See photographs below for some examples:

San Gabriel Canyon fire, Sept 3, 2002

View to north up San Dimas Canyon, Sept 23, 2002

Fire approaches La Verne Heights, Sept 23, 2002


Sept 24, 2002 San Gabriel Mountains fire from Kellogg West


Thunderheads mix with smoke from San Gabriel Canyon fire

Fire rages southeast over ridge from Big Dalton Canyon

Fire near San Gabriel Reservoir, summer, 1994.  Aerial view looking northeast.

San Gabriel Mountains fire, view northeast from Kellogg West