On Thursday I went up into Matilija Canyon to see if the fire had burned through the community up there. Fire still on the SY Mountain ridge so all OK for now. Some residents planning on staying. Canyon beautiful, sunny, stream running but fire along Hy 33 and up on the ridge a warning of things that might come.
I’m back again on Friday to see if the residents I talked with are OK. They are but not others. The whole bottom third of the canyon burned out completely with the middle third having active fire u=nearby. Many engines in place so they should be OK. Upper third of the canyon still no fire activity but any west wind will take it there.
A really bad day for the people who live in Matilija Canyon. Things may get worse this winter with any amount of rain.