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Old 11-02-2019, 04:33 PM   #1
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Maria Fire..almost got us..

The "Maria Fire" here in Santa Paula got us evacuated yesterday afternoon after watching our South Mountain in flames Halloween night. It's the 2,000 foot mountain we look at every day from our front porch. The only thing that separates us from the base of the mountain is the dry brush filled river bed and when that caught fire too, we were in BIG trouble. When the automated phone call came to "evacuate immediately" we threw everything into the cars from the list we had prepared along with our disabled next door neighbor who was stuck without transportation. We found a motel in the next town east of us away from the smoke and fire, and after her daughter came and got our neighbor, SC and I spent the night there praying we would have a home left. We were able to come back a couple hours ago, and thanks to both God and our hero firefighters, our home and the homes of our neighbors are safe and sound.
The house smells of smoke, and the air quality is horrible but we are so very grateful to have our home. This Maria fire has burned 10,000 acres.
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Old 11-02-2019, 04:47 PM   #2
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Glad it didn't get you or your home! What a lovely thing to do for your neighbor and her daughter.
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Old 11-02-2019, 04:51 PM   #3
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I've been wondering about you and Sous Chef - sorry you went through that, but I'm glad your home is intact. Thanks for checking in. Hugs.
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Old 11-02-2019, 05:08 PM   #4
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SO glad you are safe and your house didn't burn!
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Old 11-02-2019, 05:15 PM   #5
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I've been worrying about you two and Cheryl these last few days. Glad things are still standing. I hope these fires are over soon.
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Old 11-02-2019, 05:46 PM   #6
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I spoke with family in Cali yesterday and was wondering if you had problems with that particular fire.

Thankful that you are safe..

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Old 11-02-2019, 06:11 PM   #7
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Wow, that was close. Glad you're both OK.
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Old 11-02-2019, 06:50 PM   #8
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Yeah, glad to hear you folks are safe.
This fire season has been insane with major fires popping up everywhere. I smell smoke everyday.
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Old 11-02-2019, 07:48 PM   #9
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That\s wonderful news Kayelle!

I'm not going to complain about internet and power outages when I think of the devastation you came so close to!
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Old 11-02-2019, 08:51 PM   #10
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That\s wonderful news Kayelle!

I'm not going to complain about internet and power outages when I think of the devastation you came so close to!
What she said.

It really is good news, Kayelle.
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Old 11-02-2019, 10:00 PM   #11
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Thanks for letting us know, and glad you are okay.

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Old 11-02-2019, 11:21 PM   #12
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Kay, I've been really concerned about you and SC. So grateful to hear that you were well prepared and that you two and your home are OK! How terrifying that must have been. Will be saying prayers for all in the area, including the firefighters.

All these fires just make me sick to my stomach.
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Old 11-03-2019, 01:54 PM   #13
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Kayelle I am so glad that you SC
your neighbors and your Homes
are okay. That is so scary !!!!

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