The mudslides in Montecito, Calif., wiped out entire blocks, pulling people from their homes and killing at least 17.
Preschoolers and kindergartners are most likely to start fires caused by play, and are most likely to die in them, according to the National Fire Protection Association.
Mandatory evacuation orders were issued for parts of the county, in Southern California. The fire is the third largest in modern California history.
A cooking fire ignited a blaze that burned more than 400 acres and destroyed six homes in the Bel-Air neighborhood, according to investigators.
While the rules can certainly help in slow-moving fires, they have proved no match to the high-wind fires that made this season so destructive.
Residents of Scripps Ranch never thought their suburban neighborhood could be destroyed by a wildfire, until it was.