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Default  Posted: 2:40 PM, August 19th (Monday)

I am not super close, but close enough to smell smoke these last dew days. The radio rattles off long lists of fires burning and there are well over 5000 fire fighters working hard out there.

Join me in sending prayers for those affected and the fire crews, and all the wildlife.

The smell of smoke and the threat of more lightening strikes has an ominous feeling.

BS, age 53, d-day 6-2-08, divorced after 17 years and 20 together. Now I am living alone in the beautiful rural property that was once the dream retreat with X. It's taking a long time to create new dreams but despite some struggles I am mostly happy.

Posts: 5862 | Registered: Jun 2008 | From: Rural California
Member # 30817
Default  Posted: 2:45 PM, August 19th (Monday)

I'm plenty far away but the smoke is killing me. Can't open any windows or it stinks up the whole house. We are having a bit of rain now, hoping it can tamp some things down.

I've lived through this is my area many times. A fire came within 200 yards of our house 9 years ago. It is scary. I feel for everyone!

Him WH
2 ddays in '07
"The cure for the pain, is the pain." -Rumi

Posts: 6549 | Registered: Jan 2011
Member # 26928
Default  Posted: 2:45 PM, August 19th (Monday)

We're not terribly far from the Foresthill fire and generally go kayaking in that area a lot during the summer.
Its been smokey and hazy quite a bit near work. A lot of us have had itchy watery eyes (even those of us without allergies). I can only imagine how badly the folks that are in the area are feeling.

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Posts: 6540 | Registered: Dec 2009 | From: California
Member # 209
Default  Posted: 3:58 PM, August 19th (Monday)

Oh my...I guess I haven't been watching the new much. My thoughts are with all who are affected by it and especially the firefighters trying their best.

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Two boys: 17 and 14
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d-day 10-02-01

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Posts: 25628 | Registered: Jun 2002 | From: California
Member # 16305
Default  Posted: 8:33 PM, August 19th (Monday)

Is it the one that started from a car fire?

Stay safe

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