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Thursday, October 26, 2006

Haze at Sunset

The sun was a shocking bright red sun this evening, with some murky smoke high in the air.

Because of this And I'm about 75 miles away from there.

My thoughts and prayers are with everyone in the area. Please be safe, and please evacuate if you are requested to do so.

I associate late October not just with Halloween, but with the height of fire season.

Oddly, this is the three year anniversary of the Cedar Fire. The Cedar Fire, according to Wikipedia, was the second largest wildfire in the history of the USA. Damage totals- over 700,000 acres burned, over 3,600 homes lost, and 14 people lost their lives.

It was devastating, and I can tell you anyone who lived here three years ago (or worse, suffered loss from the fires), well, we're all scared right now. It could happen here again.

There are still families that are awaiting assistance, that are still homeless three years later. The stories pop up in the papers every now and again, and I wish the community was doing more for the victims. They still need our help.

I haven't forgotten them. It pains me to think of all of the hurdles and troubles they've had to go through, just to rebuild.

For some photos of the Cedar Fire in 2003, click here.

Be safe, everyone.


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