It's definitely fire season and a number of wildfires are being fought now in the State. Fun time to plan for a vacation . You can check Cal-Fire ( CAL FIRE - California Statewide Fire Map ) for updates on fire activity. We're thinking of heading towards Buellton and wondering if anyone has had experience driving near the fires along Hwy 101 southbound from San Jose? The Parkfield Fire (Monterey and San Luis Obisbo counties, north of San Miguel) just popped up on the map tonight. Thankfully the Cuesta Grade Tower fire is now 100% contained. The Alamo Fire has grown rapidly over the past few days (east of Santa Maria). 19,000 acres and only 10% contained. News reports have said some residents are getting ash. For anyone planning to go towards Lake Cachuma, that fire (Whittier fire) started this morning I think and there are kids in the camp ground area. Saw on the KSBY twitter feed ( KSBY (@KSBY) | Twitter ) that parts of Atascadero lost power...not sure if the Superchargers there were in the effected area but that would be bad. We have the PUP package with Biodefense mode and if we decide to go will be giving it a good test I guess. I have allergies and asthma so would appreciate any feedback from anyone traveling through that area. Thanks.