As a resident...too real
@Admirable Ackbar, same. Evacuated in 2016 =/
@Admirable Ackbar, just went to Universal HHN. we had to drive past the burnt and still smoky/ashy areas on the way.
@thecraftywalrus, yep. Evacuated in 2008, 2017, 2018,2019
@vonwulf337, ...2020, twice in 2021, 4 times in 2022 and moved to the coast in 2023.
Moved back inland a bit in 2024 due to rising tide.
It be like that almost all the time
I literally live like 10 minutes from where the fires are...not fun.
I'm actually working on passing the "pack" test for my red card to go out west. I've had wildland firefighter 2 cert for almost 2 years, but haven't got to use it as I was too out of shape to pass the pack test.
I'm now down about 20 pounds, just worried about shin splints.
This year, 2019, has actually been a super great year compared to the past
If the Red Hot Chili Peppers actually loved California, maybe they should put down their instruments and start picking up water buckets.