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Old 08-03-2009, 12:15 AM   #1
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Thoughts for my family please

Our niece and nephew live in the community of Lillooet, BC, which is at the moment in the center of all the fires you may have heard about in my province during the past few weeks. I have had several people affected (one friend almost losing his house) but these kids are on both sides of the situation.

My niece is a paramedic in the community and her husband is the head of the search and rescue. So, besides being at very high risk of losing their own home, they are responsible for making sure others get out and on call for any emergencies.

At the moment they are on evacuation order, meaning that they have moved their headquarters across the river, though he is still in the area making sure everyone else is leaving.

Please keep my family and those in their community, as well as all the other communities affected, in your thoughts. I know these areas all so well and am having a really hard time dealing with the fact that they are being destroyed at this moment.

If you are interested in more information here is a link: BC Wildfires of Note. The fire affecting my Niece and Nephew is in the Kamloops Fire Centre, Mt. Mclean.

Thanks everyone. We are all very worried.

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Old 08-03-2009, 12:39 AM   #2
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I'm praying for them. Please let us know how things are going.

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Old 08-03-2009, 01:02 AM   #3
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Laurie, I know that it is heartbreaking. But if it is any consolation at least the fire was started by lightning and not someone's stupidity. I will be thinking of your family. I hope that all goes well.
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Old 08-03-2009, 01:06 AM   #4
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Thanks so much both of you, it means so much. And SC, I really appreciate all your help with links and information during these few weeks as well. My SIL has appreciated it as well.
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Old 08-03-2009, 01:11 AM   #5
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You are very welcome. I know how scary wildland fires can be. Not only from work, but on a personal level also. My brother's home was threatened 3 years ago by a wildland fire. Luckily, the wind shifted and his town was safe.
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Old 08-03-2009, 08:43 AM   #6
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Laurie, be comforted in the fact that your family members know what to do to keep safe since they are working to help others. God is watching over them as they do their jobs.
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Old 08-03-2009, 09:35 AM   #7
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My thoughts are with them and you.
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Old 08-03-2009, 09:52 AM   #8
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Laurie,
you have my thoughts and my prayers...May HE keep his hand on their shoulder.
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Old 08-03-2009, 11:31 AM   #9
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Thanks, everyone.

The last news I got from my SIL was that one of the two fires has jumped and now they are in danger on three sides (the fourth being the river, though it is down a treed cliff). But other than being exhausted they are in good spirits.
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Old 08-03-2009, 12:20 PM   #10
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Laurie, your family is in our thoughts. They seem to be well prepared to deal with this situation.
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