Over the last several days I have been desperate for information on the Chariot Fire east of San Diego. This brush fire destroyed the campground next to ours and came right up to our gates, so it was touch in go for several days to see if we would lose it.
I am often disdainful of social media but the best up to date source of information, bar none, for me was the Brush Fire Partyline started on a Facebook page. It was a fabulous resource in a news situation when the local media was often 12 hours behind the story and official government announcements were at least 24 hours tardy. (If you click through and their header image has not changed, you will see the red burned area stop just short of Laguna Campground, the campground we operate.