One of the least pleasant aspects of living in Southern California is that it seems almost inevitably part of October is windy and smoky. The hot, dry Santa Ana winds easily spread wildfires, and they are burning all over Southern California at the moment. The forecast is for a couple days of high heat and high winds, so things may get worse before they get better.
The closest fire, in Irvine, has filled the local air with smoke and ash. We're nowhere near any danger zones, just close enough to experience the unpleasant side effects.
My good wishes are with all the families more significantly affected by the fires.
Monday Update: Don't think I ever recall Santa Anas as fierce as they were overnight. Wasn't easy sleeping through the noise!
An update has been posted above.