The end of summer generally means fire season is approaching. Unlike the mugginess we have experienced lately, strong Santa Ana winds will create dry hot weather which is the perfect mix for wild fires. The canyon brush has been growing all year and is tall and dry right now. Although rural communities away from the coast tend to get hotter and drier, homes in the urban areas need to take action as well. San Diego has many neighborhoods with canyons and as we saw with the recent fires we had in Carlsbad and San Marcos these dry areas are very combustible.