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Re: North SF Bay devastating fires
« Reply #90 on: October 15, 2017, 05:58:50 PM »
A number of the first responders have either lost their homes or are under evacuation. So their families evacuated while they keep reporting to work.
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Re: North SF Bay devastating fires
« Reply #91 on: October 15, 2017, 06:09:06 PM »
I've been putting reports/updates on Facebook, following the 3x daily press briefings. We have family and friends 6,000 miles away who live in brick or stone dwellings, in a climate where "it rains 366 days a year", and can't relate to homes or landscaping that burns and spreads, e.g. our son's house has walls that are 28" thick made of stone, and I can only remember one house in our valley that was constructed of wood.

In addition to letting them know that we're OK and a "long" way from the fires, I try to sensitize them to what the folks in the north Bay are still going through. They look at a map and see that we're not near and therefore are 'safe'. We've lived in the Bay area for almost 40 years, and I still find it mind boggling. When we lived 6,000 miles away, fires in California didn't seem real.
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Re: North SF Bay devastating fires
« Reply #92 on: October 15, 2017, 06:48:05 PM »
A number of the first responders have either lost their homes or are under evacuation. So their families evacuated while they keep reporting to work.

You're so right, Tom.  My nephew is with the San Jose FD and my niece in law is with San Francisco FD.  Many firefighters commute great distances in the Bay Area to provide both quality of life for their families and comparatively lower prices for homes.  My nephew has not lost his home -- yet.  They have been within a mile of evac orders at least twice or three times and, it simply isn't over yet.  Their 6 year old has not yet seen the Fountain Grove pool she used to swim in or her favorite playground -- both burned.  She has repeatedly asked her firefighter parents "Will our house burn down?"  Sad.  I can't even imagine how to begin to console children whose house did burn down. 

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Re: North SF Bay devastating fires
« Reply #93 on: October 19, 2017, 07:42:59 PM »
Forecast lower temps and rain are good news for the firefighters. Containment numbers for of the various fires have increased significantly, and folks from various neighborhoods have been allowed to re-enter their communities, but many return to total loss of their home/property.
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