Two of the five big fires in Lehigh Acres yesterday were about three miles south of me. The fires combined burned about 2000 acres and 25 homes. They've arrested a couple of stupid 10-year-old boys for arson, and they're going to arrest a third kid. I hope they throw the book at them. I'd sure hate to be their parents, because they'll probably be sued into bankruptcy.
The winds have died down today. Yesterday was really, really windy. That and the dryness of the vegetation are the main reasons that the fires got so big. April is usually our driest month, and most places haven't gotten more than a trace of rainfall all month. May is the transition into the rainy season, and it really can't get here soon enough.