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Yorba Linda on Fire

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Woke up today to my little sister frantically asking me what I wanted from my room, as they were being forced to evacuate from the fire that spread throughout Yorba Linda, which burned over 100 structures and caused over $125 million in damage. It was quite scary and upsetting to be so far away and helpless, with hardly any way to keep in touch with the fire's movement. Thankfully a few good friends were my eyes and ears and kept me posted on the damage. But my family and I were very lucky and our house survived. Thank God.

The next day, Yorba Linda was on the front page of the Australian national newspaper. The picture was of a man riding away from the Honda dealership on Weir Canyon, palm trees on fire, riding his Segway while simultaneously texting on his Blackberry. What a great picture to show the international community how Orange County looks whilst on fire, geeeeeeeeeeeeez...

Posted by NoreenA 22:34

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