Wildfire sparked about 15 miles away from my house. In a matter of 2 hours it went from being 4 acres large to over 100 acres, and an hour later was up to 1,000 acres. They evacuated 8,500 homes with the cut-off line being about 4 blocks away from where I live. Here's an image, it doesn't show the scope of the fire (how much area it covered) but gives you an idea. By this time the fire was moving south (instead of north like it was originally). Throat is sore from all the smoke today. Grr.