That's our pattern, I've personally witnessed it many times. If you're close enough to the origin point it will pass you. The further south ( in the fuel supply areas) you are, the more at risk. The arc, the piece of 'pie' can get very wide by the time you get to the crust where fuel supply runs out. That would be the ocean.
I'm talking about our brush fires. We live in a hot, dry area with a windy season. The wind blows south/ south-west out to sea. The fires blow south/ southwest through the brush- the fuel supply, If you have a home in the path you're in danger.
Hundreds of homes have burned.
But that's nothing. We don't have trees like up north. Thousands of homes burned. Over a thousand people are unaccounted for. At some point they may find bits, fragments. They may.