While temperatures are cooling down in Northwest Arkansas, things are heating up in California as wildfires are spreading across the state. According to the Los Angeles Times, fall has the greatest potential for wildfires as the Santa Ana winds increase. According to CNN, thousands of people are being evacuated in areas north of Los Angeles in Riverside County.

Meanwhile, roughly 300,000 residents were without power due to intentional power cuts by the power company to prevent wildfires downing live power equipment. According to the National Weather Service, red flag warnings are in effect across southern California. CNN also reported that multiple freeways in the Los Angeles area are closed due to wildfires jumping the freeways.

As the fires continued into late October, mandatory evacuations increased. The fires have had a devastating impact on wine country tourism in Sonoma County, and residents are waiting for the fires to finally be put to rest.