On September 15, 2014 an arsonist started a fire in the small town of Weed, CA, near Mt. Shasta. I grew up here many years ago. Weed is known for its very strong south wind. In fact, the town was built here because of the wind, to dry logs after they had been soaked to remove the bark.
The wind was strong that day and when it was all over, 100 houses burned to the ground. Only 3000 people live here so 100 houses is a huge percentage of the town.
I took this photo on August 2nd, 2015 of a hill near where the fire started.