We're back in the house as of late last night. The evacuation order for our neighborhood (La Crescenta, just south of Briggs Terrace) was lifted in the afternoon. Everything is covered in ash and smells awful, and the air quality is gonna kill us, but that's small potatoes.
The firefighters' strategy of breakfires above Briggs Terrace was apparently extremely successful. The neighborhood is now seen as safe, apparently. We're tremendously grateful to the firefighters. Shit, just loading my car in that smoke made me sick — I don't know how they can function through days of smoke and danger and fire and stress. Professionals are capable of extraordinary things.
I appreciate all the prayers and good wishes, and ask you to continue to direct them to the people still threatened by the fire.
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