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California Fires?

Postby oldraven » Wed Oct 24, 2007 1:57 pm

:(
We are hoping the fires there are finally getting handled.
Some support from your Northern neighbour.



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Postby Rosabella » Wed Oct 24, 2007 3:05 pm

I can't even imagine the horror going on there. The majority of my family still lives in SoCal.... my youngest sister and her husband, one of my brothers and his wife, and a neice and nephew with their respective families have all been evacuated from their homes - they don't know yet what the status on their homes are yet. A few more of my brothers and sisters are still on "alert".

My sister, who was evacuated early Monday morning, had only enough time to gather their cat, necessary papers, and a small travel bag. Fortunately, all of my displaced family has been able to stay with other family members.

The only bright light in this horror are the reports on how the communities, near and afar, have gathered together to help one another. My heart goes out to all those who've lost their homes. And the firefighters.... they are truly heros.
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Re: California Fires?

Postby The Other Tom » Wed Oct 24, 2007 5:54 pm

oldraven wrote::(
We are hoping the fires there are finally getting handled.
Some support from your Northern neighbour.


+1 from your eastern neighbors...
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Re: California Fires?

Postby BSquared » Wed Oct 24, 2007 7:11 pm

The Other Tom wrote:
oldraven wrote::(
We are hoping the fires there are finally getting handled.
Some support from your Northern neighbour.


+1 from your eastern neighbors...

+ another form another eastern neighbor. I happened to be in Canberra, Australia, during the January 2003 fires, and it was absolutely terrifying, even though we were (probably) in no direct danger. My heart goes out to all of you in Southern California.
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Postby tomcat_rc » Thu Oct 25, 2007 6:06 am

thoughts and prayers to everyone in the southern California area - at least the winds have finally died down and the humidity level is coming up - good news for firefighters.

I also here at least one of the recent fires in Arrowhead was deliberately set - they supposedly arrested someone in regards to this. too bad we cannot serve justice as in the old west days.

I hope your family is well Rosabella. I am still waiting to hear how my Fallbrook family farred through the fires. some of our own board members inc TT have been displaced by fires in San Diego area - they seem to be the hardest hit.
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Postby Snow Nymph » Thu Oct 25, 2007 7:51 am

Old Raven, we were in Canada when you had the biggest fire in Canadian history. We had to alter our plans. Scary!

My sister is in Canyon Country, and my brother is at Stevenson Ranch. She's ok, still waiting to hear from him.

Trailtrekker, hang in there!
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free . . . . Jim Morrison


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Postby hikerduane » Thu Oct 25, 2007 5:21 pm

I haven't heard from Sequoia for a couple days now, she was doing ok.

I hope the other members of our forum are all ok.

Smoke in northern Nevada now with the shift of winds.
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Postby Trailtrekker06 » Thu Oct 25, 2007 7:32 pm

Thanks for the thoughts. Everything is okay here, back home and safe. Immediate neighborhood is okay. I was lucky, but some were not, it is really incredibly sad. There is really no rhyme or reason to the way fire can leave one house standing and the one right next to it burned to the ground. My heart goes out to all those folks that lost their homes. The positive attitudes I've seen on the news are truly amazing. Homes consumed to the east, west and north of me. If the wind had been blowing south , who knows? Puts a different perspective on "stuff" and what's really important (family, loved ones). I guess not really a "different" perspective, just clarifies reality, ya know?
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