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It would be hard not to write about a traumatic event – even if it works out all right in the end.
Last weekend, the forest fire that ravaged parts of Okanagan Centre forced Joan and me to abandon our home on 15 minutes’ notice. It was an oddly liberating experience.
We were lucky to have 15 minutes. One couple I talked with had less than two minutes. “I looked out my window and saw the flames shooting up the trees at the end of our yard,” she said. “We just ran out the door and into our car.”
She assumed that their home was gone. She seemed astonishingly calm about it.
Eight homes burned; about 30 others suffered damage.
Categories: Sharp Edges
Tags: Fire, evacuation, Okanagan Centre