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Pack the cat and don't look back. I'm fleeing California's firestorm right now.

Original story at Mother Jones• 3 mentions • 7 days ago

While Kevin’s on vacation, we’ve invited other Mother Jones writers to contribute posts. I’m waiting about 10 miles from the nearest fire front with bags packed, my cat carrier ready, and my cat locked inside with me. My property is strewn with ash and chunks of stuff that’s been snowing down, off and on, for the last two days. The sky is a sickly orange color and the air is thick with noxious smoke a lot nastier than wood fire. I’ve packed up trash bags full of extra blankets and pillows to take to the nearest evacuation center, where I’ve ...