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just wanted to wish all of you folks out west the best and safety in the wake of all the wildfires
 
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Thank you Bruce (and all you Permies!)

I can report that, although I am close to an active wildfire, we are not under evacuation orders yet, and the wind(at this time) seems to be pushing the fire away from us.  
We do have a friend who runs a permaculture CSA farm, and, due to the evacuations, has not been able to care for his crops.

Thank you for your prayers!
 
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I saw pictures yesterday, the sun can't be seen on the west coast, smoke filled sky all the way from Washington to Los Angeles, an area the size of the state of Connecticut nothing but charred remains and its still growing
 
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It's been crazy for sure. We were under evac warning a few weeks ago but never got the word to move out. That fire is now out. The smoke has been THICK with the exception of Tuesday and Wednesday, due to the winds pushing it off and necessitating a Public Safety Power Shutoff, another great benefit of living in California!

Here is the real crazy part: Tuesday night my son was out on the deck and he goes, "there's a fire across the river canyon". I go outside and immediately bad thoughts start kicking in. It looked like a huge fire across half the ridge about 2 miles away and with no power we weren't getting the news or anything. Fire up the genny and check the local news. Insanely enough, it was actually the glow from the North Fire Complex, like 40 air miles away. I guess the lack of smoke allowed it to be visible for the first time even though that things been burning for a while... It was creepy, especially because the clouds and smoke rolling around out there really looked like flames flaring up and whatnot. I wish my phone could take better nighttime pictures. It was unreal.

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