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Old 01-22-2012, 10:42 PM
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but others within about 5 miles have burned in the fire that came through the Reno area. My DH was home and I texted him a list of must takes in case he had to run for it. I was subbing and spent the night with a friend and then took an extra 90 minutes getting home because the highway that had had fire on both sides was still closed. The scorched earth along the road is amazing.

We had snow today so I expect most of the remaining embers are out. I feel so sad for the 30+ people who lost their houses with just minutes to grab and go. We had about 10,000 people who had to evacuate, everyone with a house to return to is home now.

We are putting together a list of things to take in such an emergency.


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Old 01-23-2012, 06:54 AM
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I'm glad you and your house are safe, but so sad for the other families. Very scary.
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Old 01-23-2012, 07:17 AM
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What a frightening ordeal! I''m relieved for you but I know you must feel awful for the other families who lost their homes. Our lives can change in the blink of an eye. Thanks for letting us know that you are OK.
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Old 01-23-2012, 08:21 AM
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Glad you are safe.
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Old 01-23-2012, 08:27 AM
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We are putting together a list of things to take in such an emergency.
This is a very smart thing to do. Of course, what really matters is that you and DH are safe. I hope everyone who had to evacuate their homes in a rush was able to get out safely, as well.


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Old 01-23-2012, 07:21 PM
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you are safe! What a weird weather year. You guys have had two bad fires this year so far. How strange that it snowed after both fires. We are in a forest area also, and I have been slacking on getting "the box" set up. Pictures, pills, photos, jacket, important papers, all should be in "the box". The devistation to others is hard to deal with. At least you will be able to help out those that need it. If there is anything others need, let me know. We aren't that far away.
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Old 01-23-2012, 07:44 PM
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Thanks.
All the nearby teachers from my school have homes still standing. One arrived in a neighboring state for a visit to be greeted by news of the fire and headed home immediately. Their yard was scorched, but house is ok. Looks like the firemen made a stand in their backyard, but their neighbors are burned out. Devastating stuff.
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