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Old 10-14-2017, 12:22 AM   #21
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It's unimaginable horror. I'm so sorry, California friends
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Old 10-14-2017, 04:27 PM   #22
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As with all disasters, it's the personal stories that are so heartbreaking to me. Just one is the story of the 100 yr old husband and his 95 yr old wife, married 70 something years who both burned to death in their home, unable to escape. Heartbreaking.
The blasted Devil Winds continue in so much of California, including here.
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Old 10-14-2017, 06:18 PM   #23
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I...I...I just can't comprehend. No words, except to say that I hope these fires of hell stop soon for all of you.
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Old 10-14-2017, 06:28 PM   #24
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Even with our bay breezes, we get a smoky sunset.. This was taken by a friend..

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Old 10-15-2017, 08:12 PM   #25
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I saw a map of the fires yesterday and it looks like one of them is only about 6 miles north of Vallejo. Just across the water is Martinez and the oil refinery. I'm sure glad they have them as under control as they have. I can't imagine what would happen if the fires came further south.
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Old 10-16-2017, 01:51 AM   #26
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That's a pretty pic, Ross. Unfortunately, some of the most colorful sunsets are from fires. I've had orange tinted walls in my living room from 'sunset fires' in the Sierras.

RR...hard to imagine if that oil refinery would have caught fire and how much worse that would have been.

Kay...I heard about that couple too, and it just breaks my heart. And that's just one of many, and there are so many more still missing.
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Old 12-05-2017, 05:56 PM   #27
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Kay and SC....I've been watching the news of the horrific fires down south. Is the one in Ventura County near your home? Hoping and praying that you two and your home are safe!

California has had way more than our share of devastating fires the past few years. It's heartbreaking!
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Old 12-05-2017, 07:14 PM   #28
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Kay and SC....I've been watching the news of the horrific fires down south. Is the one in Ventura County near your home? Hoping and praying that you two and your home are safe!

California has had way more than our share of devastating fires the past few years. It's heartbreaking!
I saw that on the news, too, Cheryl. The brother of a Facebook friend of mine lost his home; he and his wife have a new baby. Just awful.
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Oh my gosh, GG....I just can't imagine. I hope they had somewhere to go - shelters are filling up quickly and many of them don't even have power.
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Old 12-05-2017, 09:13 PM   #30
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I've been watching the new fires, too. I have friends and customers out there. One customer is in Ventura. This kind of thing may become more common as the years go by, if scientists are to be take even a little bit seriously. I hope people are kicking around ideas to deal with it, should it come to pass.

For now, I wish DC members out there the best of luck. These things are very hit-and-miss. I hope you get missed.

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