Right now, I'm having lunch at a Thai restaurant on PCH. About half an hour ago I was enjoying the sunny day and ocean views, and I happened to look over at the side of the road. "Holy shit!" I announced to the wind. The ground on both sides of the road was charred. Less than two weeks ago it was ablaze.
I've seen a couple of fire trucks parked beside the road. Beyond that, you have to pay careful attention to see that anything happened.