They just announced that there is a 10 acre fire burning in Palos Verdes.
The problem with these fires is that there are only so many fire fighting resources. They get spread very thin when more than one fire is burning.
When the Tea Fire in Montecito began, fire departments 100 miles away were sending fire fighters and fire trucks in to fight this fire. Outlying areas send equipment to each of these fires.
If more than one fire is burning, firefighters have to be pulled from one fire to fight another fire that is more dangerous.