For those who are looking for updates on what is happening with the fires in the San Diego area, one of the local news stations there has been covering it pretty much continuously all day and streaming it on their website here. For the fires around Los Angeles and Malibu, you can try KTLA’s website here — they don’t seem to be streaming their coverage, but they have some clips and links up that may be helpful for those who are trying to get information about their homes or about friends they know in the area.

National coverage tends to be lacking in disasters of this sort, at least during the early hours, so if you are trying to get information about specific neighborhoods (in any kind of natural disaster), the local TV stations are often your best bet — they give more complete information, and the people really know the area and can give good advice.

Again, my thoughts and prayers go out to all those who are affected by these fires.

jane doe