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Name: Lucy
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irisarian
Aug 20, 2020 9:26 PM CST
According to message on facebook the fires have burned out Pleasant Valley Iris Farm. I hope they are not near anyone who posts on these threads. The people & animals are safe, but their house is gone.
Name: Barbara
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iciris
Aug 20, 2020 9:27 PM CST
I'm so sorry to hear that.
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Name: Marilyn, aka "Poly"
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Polymerous
Aug 20, 2020 9:28 PM CST
Sad Sighing! At least the people and animals are safe.

People on the forum who are at risk, please check in! Sherry???
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Name: Evelyn
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evelyninthegarden
Aug 20, 2020 10:22 PM CST
irisarian said:According to message on facebook the fires have burned out Pleasant Valley Iris Farm. I hope they are not near anyone who posts on these threads. The people & animals are safe, but their house is gone.


Lucy ~ Thank you for letting us know. That is a terrible tragedy. Their home and business. Do you know if they have a "GoFundMe" page?
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Name: Kim
Black Hills, SD (Zone 5a)
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KFredenburg
Aug 21, 2020 9:10 AM CST
So sorry to hear about the iris farm!

We are on the verge of evacuating. Thankfully (not really), we just had a fire right next to us so the fire won't have anything to burn near us. We are surrounded by the fire currently.
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Name: Jan Wax
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janwax
Aug 21, 2020 10:14 AM CST
How very awful, Kim. I hope your place is spared. Sad

I read that DT withheld FEMA money for fire protection for our state because California didn't vote for him last time. Something to keep in mind.
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Name: Evelyn
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evelyninthegarden
Aug 21, 2020 10:21 AM CST
KFredenburg said:We are on the verge of evacuating. Thankfully (not really), we just had a fire right next to us so the fire won't have anything to burn near us. We are surrounded by the fire currently.


Kim ~ How frightening! Please stay safe.
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Name: Kim
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KFredenburg
Aug 21, 2020 10:33 AM CST
Thanks for the kind comments, guys. This fire isn't as devastating as the Paradise fire, but it stretches over more land than the Paradise fire. So this is the biggest natural disaster in USA history so far.
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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Aug 21, 2020 2:20 PM CST
I just know what was posted on facebook last night. I know nothing aboutgo Fund Me & facebook is changing so information will be tough to come by.
Name: Laurie
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lauriemorningglory
Aug 21, 2020 8:12 PM CST
Kim, I'm praying for your safety. Group hug
Name: Kim
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KFredenburg
Aug 21, 2020 9:00 PM CST
Thank you Laurie! ☺️☺️
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Polymerous
Aug 22, 2020 11:09 AM CST
Stay safe, Kim. I see that the eastern part of Henry Coe SP is now burning, and that is so sad. I've only hiked a little in the western part of the SP (and did the Tarantula Fest twice), and I am so sad to think of it going up in smoke. Crying
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Name: Kim
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KFredenburg
Aug 22, 2020 11:22 AM CST
It definitely is. Henry Coe is such a beautiful place.
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Name: Kim
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KFredenburg
Aug 22, 2020 11:41 AM CST
It also doesn't help that we're moving into our new house in 2 weeks, which is going to be a 3 day trip, and we might have to evacuate, which would mean that when we can get back to our current house we'd have to be packing everything really fast, and it wouldn't be as efficient.
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JosephGhio
Aug 22, 2020 12:43 PM CST
Here in Santa Cruz, evacuation orders up to the SC city limits and UC Santa Cruz is under evacuation order. It is just up Bay St. from us. Some of the 2,000 yr. old redwoods in Big Basin SP have burned. Most of everything from Hwy. #17 north are under evacuation orders. We are covered with ash and charred leaves of redwood, madrone and other trees and shrubs. I have never in all my years seen anything like this. We are covered with smoke with an eerie darkness orangy light and the sun, when we see it is a big red dot. Now we are being told to be ready that starting Sunday night into Monday another tropical storm is due to arrive with more dry lightning which started all these fires around us. Going to the ranch now to check out things there, but it should be OK, but there is ash dusting there too and the dense smoke.
Name: Barbara
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iciris
Aug 22, 2020 1:28 PM CST
Kim, where are you moving to?
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Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Aug 22, 2020 4:07 PM CST
That is so sad to hear that those old red woods are burning. This would be a time when a hurricane with lots of water would be a welcome sight. I guess nothing is forever. Crying
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Name: Kim
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KFredenburg
Aug 22, 2020 5:16 PM CST
iciris said:Kim, where are you moving to?


Hermosa, South Dakota. It looks really beautiful there, so that's a plus/pro.
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Name: Kim
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KFredenburg
Aug 22, 2020 5:17 PM CST
tveguy3 said:That is so sad to hear that those old red woods are burning. This would be a time when a hurricane with lots of water would be a welcome sight. I guess nothing is forever. Crying


I so agree Crying

We just visited the redwoods a few months ago and little did we know that they might be burning soon.
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Name: Robin
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Totally_Amazing
Aug 23, 2020 1:41 AM CST
That sounds scary Joe and Kim. I'm sending hugs to everyone affected Group hug

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