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Subject: [Leica] IMG: After the fire
From: rclompus at (Richard Clompus)
Date: Wed, 9 Sep 2020 15:16:10 -0700
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Sorry to hear.  I live in Trinidad, CA along the northwest coast line.  The 
air is dark from the smoke of fires inland.  At noon, the sky was as dark as 
dusk.  The BMW motorcycle dealer I have used in Medford, Oregon burned to 
the ground yesterday.  It seems a lot of California is on fire and now 
Oregon has joined.  It's a sad day.  Visibility is very poor due to the 
smoke and natural fog.  I count myself lucky that my family is healthy and 
has a home intact.  I hope this is not the new normal for the west coast. 

Be well,

Richard Clompus

> On Sep 9, 2020, at 12:15 AM, Richard Man <richard at> 
> wrote:
> It's a small piece of paradise in the hectic Silicon Valley, a place where
> a pair of 5-years old twins can go swim in the river, and grow up among the
> magnificent redwood trees.
> But what happened when Vanessa and Chris got the call to evacuate
> immediately - now - ? They packed whatever that were important to them,
> dumped a pack of frozen peas in the fish tank and hoped that the fish would
> make it, and left in a hurry, to escape from the raging fire.
> Two weeks later, after initially hearing that the area "is gone", they
> found a house covered in ashes and burnt leaves, and amazingly enough, fish
> that survived and an air filter doing its hardest to filter out the foul
> air once the power was restored. In front of their house, there's even a
> mostly eaten fowl carcass that was the meal for probably a coyote.
> It will be a long road to recovery.
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