Our family having lost two homes to wildfires, I know the fear, the uncertainty and the danger that these fires can bring. You never can rely on public officials either, you have to make your own best judgment. One time there was a brush fire nearby, and my sister rushed out to my mom's house to start packing the cars. My mom thought she was overreacting, and she was...that time.
A few years later fire destroyed that same house, and Mom lost not only nearly all the contents, but also irreplaceable items like photos, videos and important papers. She tried to save what she could, but the fire rushed over the hill and up the creek too swiftly to really have time to do anything but flee.