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    Ventura, California fire

    Just in case anyone is watching on the news, we're OK so far, looks like the fire reached within a couple miles of the office. Acupuncturist had to evacuate and spend the night, lots of patients and friends affected for sure, but so far everyone we know personally is alright. Winds at 60 mph gusts, fire has grown to 48,000 acres in less than 12 hours. I know Bryan can relate unfortunately, it's amazing how fast these things move!
    Will keep you all posted, needless to say my crunches are down...

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    Re: Ventura, California fire

    sorry it is so close, be safe
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    Re: Ventura, California fire

    Quote Originally Posted by DrPop View Post
    Just in case anyone is watching on the news, we're OK so far, looks like the fire reached within a couple miles of the office. Acupuncturist had to evacuate and spend the night, lots of patients and friends affected for sure, but so far everyone we know personally is alright. Winds at 60 mph gusts, fire has grown to 48,000 acres in less than 12 hours. I know Bryan can relate unfortunately, it's amazing how fast these things move!
    Will keep you all posted, needless to say my crunches are down...
    Jed, be safe and get out earlier as opposed to later.

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    Re: Ventura, California fire

    +1 Don't wait until the last minute to get out if necessary.

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    Re: Ventura, California fire

    Don't take any chances Jed and don't wait to be told to evacuate. You need to keep a watch on it. With those kind of winds it is very unpredictable and the embers can remain airborne for literally miles. They are big chunks that can start fires wherever they land!

    BE SAFE and if push comes to shove remember "stuff" can be replaced but you and the family can't!

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    Re: Ventura, California fire

    Thank you all for the kind thoughts. Good news, we've been told the fire has split and begun changing direction, so 2 miles away might be as close as it gets to us. Unfortunately for the people we know in Ojai, the fire is now headed in their direction, burning at a rate of one acre per minute. That's insane stuff...

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    Keep an eye on things 2 miles is too close for comfort, and I wouldn't be sleeping much tonight, be safe!

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    Re: Ventura, California fire

    glad to hear things are improving for you, too bad it means getting worse for someone else. 1 acre per minute is fast.
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    Wildfire is nothing to mess with... get out if needed. Be safe, my friend!


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    Re: Ventura, California fire

    At an acre a minute, assuming it's square, it can traverse those 2 miles in just 50 minutes, worst case. Wise to leave, at least for reasons of air quality. Good time for a vacation


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