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I am horrified by the images coming out of California. I pray that all members here, their friends and families are safe.
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Fire is a terrifying disaster, I can only imagine how terrified they are to be going through this. I remember fires in Florida many years ago when I lived there and my home wasn't threatened, it was still unsettling to have the air filled with smoke and ash floating thickly, day after day after day. Special prayers for the firefighters, amazing heroes for the work they do under brutal heat and exhausting conditions. My heart goes out to everyone. It is a beautiful area of the world.


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Keeping everyone and their families in my prayers also.
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Prayers to all in CA, I have family that lives in this area.
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Prayers to everyone affected. We drove through the mountains during the fire in the Blue Ridge last year. Although we (thank goodness) saw no flames, the smoke was terrifying!



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Fire update

I live in Napa, and the fires are devastating. We had huge winds Sunday evening and the fires exploded in multiple areas. There is currently zero containment. I have not evacuated, the Partrick fire is near us on the western hills but our home is safe for now. Air quality is horrendous, we are staying indoors with windows closed and I take Cody out just to go potty and then right back indoors. Our home currently has no power or cell service but my office does have power so I can charge my devices, answer messages etc. there.

The community is wonderful with helping people and animals, there are several places taking in animals including horses, livestock, chickens, etc. The lack of information and communication is difficult.

Winds are supposed to pick back up later today so really hoping for some progress on containing the fire. Unfortunately the first responders are spread so thin because the fires all started so fast.

We do have a place to go if we need to evacuate. Here is a picture from my back deck early Monday morning:
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Stay safe NapaValleyGolden. Good to know that you have a place to go and are taking precautions. I pray they get these fires contained quickly.

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Napavalleygolden, good to hear you are safe at the moment, hope you will continue to be.

Prayers the fires are contained soon, the loss of life and devastation is so sad to see.
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I am in the other fires further north. The fires here in Nevada County are smaller in size than what NapaValleyGolden is experiencing. This area is quite rural with most homes on wooded acreage that is at peak summer dryness right now. The closest fire to me was 5 miles away. We did not have to evacuate but have been super anxious since the fires started late Sunday night. We did lose power but have a generator, I love my generator!! Today going to work on my regular route I drove by where the fire hit and saw several of the homes that had burned to the ground. Its just crazy to see that devastation! Then, while at work another fire broke out that was less than 2 miles from my house! Because of the other fires being active they got the bombers on it immediately and dropped the retardant. It got contained very quickly. So far we only know of 1 friend that got hit, not his house but his detached garage that has (had) 3 classic cars destroyed.
I am so over fire season.
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