We all have fears.
Last night I heard a news report through the kitchen that explained how an area close by some family was completely engulfed in flames. When I neared the television, I was shocked by the amount of fire that was actually coming off of these buildings.
One of my own fears has always been the same thing happening where I live. That fear has only been fed now that I’ve become a parent.
Here is the official article on that news story along with some vivid photography on the devastation:
After seeing that report, it reminded me of the only other time I heard of a fire of that magnitude. When I was younger we used to take trips down the shore always using the same long stretch of highway. We often admired the row after row of pine, oak, and other gorgeous greenery. One day all of that lush forest caught on fire.
This art is very similar to what it looked like post-fire. All of the brush was dried out, cut in half, and charred with ashes.
It took nearly ten years to grow some of that area back. It still isn’t quite the same.
Sometimes I still worry about something like that happening here. Especially now that I live in an apartment building with many other tenants. We often discuss safety and worries about this sort of occurrence.
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